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Aboriginal Law Report

April 30, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending April 30th.

In the News

A respected Indigenous leader called for a moratorium on placer mining in British Columbia.

The Aboriginal right to regulate gaming is back in the news in Manitoba.

The Ahousaht announced a land use vision for their territory on the west side of Vancouver Island.

Treaty 7 is returning to Alberta, at least temporarily.

Here's a British Columbia example of co-management of a provincial park.

An Ontario developer has convinced two more First Nations to support its controversial project on the Ottawa River.

There was no new money in the provincial budget to cleanup mercury poisoning First Nation communities in northern Ontario.

This is a good backgrounder on the lack of meaningful consultation on the Site C dam in British Columbia.

Halifax is going to reconsider its relationship with the Maritimes' arch colonizer.

This is a good piece by one of Canada's leading legal scholars on the growth of provincial power over Indigenous Peoples.

Consultation on a long-term forestry lease in Nova Scotia has been stalled because of the looming provincial election.

Here's more on the opposition to the Enbridge Line 10 pipeline in southern Ontario.

An Ontario academic speculated on the possible application in eastern Canada of the recent Desautel cross-border hunting right decision.

The 10th anniversary of UNDRIP raised questions about the federal government's commitment to its implementation.

From the Courts

The Supreme Court heard the Williams Lake appeal, a case that may well decide the future of the Specific Claims Tribunal.

Quote of the Week

“They’ve got thousands of hours of meetings that they’re calling consultation. But that wasn’t consultation. That was just informing us of what they’re doing."

Chief Roland Willson

Off the Bookshelf

"Sun, silence, and happiness.”

Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love (1945)

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation.  Download Bruce's bio.

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