Aboriginal Law Report
By Bruce McIvor
Here's our update for the week ending February 26th.
The federal government launched its review of laws affecting Indigenous people.
Contenders for the federal Conservative Party leadership are lining up to scrap the Indian Act.
As Indigenous people criticize Canadian laws and government policies, the spooks listen in.
Here's the Saskatchewan provincial political parties' positions on revenue sharing.
The circumstances surrounding the Sisson mine approval in New Brunswick continue to draw attention.
This is a good piece on the Liberal's decision to re-instate the Court Challenges Program.
The Tsilhqot'in are working hard to implement their Aboriginal title.
- Why the only First Nation in Canada to win the right to their land is still struggling to protect it
Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations leave many Indigenous people cold.
- Canada's 150-year celebration doesn't fly here: Opinion
- Canada 150: what's for Indigenous people to "celebrate," exactly?
Finally, this isn't exactly Aboriginal law, but it's a good piece about Buffy.
From the Courts
Our clients were successful in getting leave from the Court to file their legal challenge to the Petronas LNG project on the British Columbia north coast.
Here's more on the Batchewana First Nation forestry decision and the decision itself.
- Crown ordered to pay Batchewana First Nation band members $390,000 for failed prosecution
- R. v. Sayers, 2017 OCJ
Off the Bookshelf
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