Aboriginal Law Report
By Bruce McIvor
Here's our update for the week ending May 7th.
Next week's British Columbia provincial election is being seen as a bellwether for Indigenous rights in the province.
- After next week’s election, B.C.’s approach to development will be felt across the country
- Lawsuits and land rights: Next B.C. government has its hands full with First Nations
- BC Liberals have not committed to UN declaration on Indigenous rights
- 'She absolutely insulted us.' First Nations leaders urge voters to defeat Clark gov't
- Gitxsan leaders join BC First Nations to vote for Anyone But Clark (ABC)
First Nations in British Columbia rejected a proposed agreement over the Kinder Morgan pipeline while a First Nation in northern Quebec signed a deal with a mining company.
- Chilliwack First Nations bands reject Kinder Morgan cash
- Algonquins say pact with mining company vital for community's future
The sinking of a tugboat on the British Columbia north coast last fall has highlighted the fragility and importance of traditional foods.
The 150th anniversary of Confederation has awakened memories of the 100th anniversary.
The effect of the 2012 Ross River mining claim decision continues to be felt in the Yukon.
The federal government is to move forward with legislation to protect human rights on reserves.
Saskatchewan's plan to phase out community pastures has raised concerns amongst First Nations.
From the Courts
The British Columbia provincial government filed its appeal of the Desautel cross-border hunting decision--here's more on the potential importance of the decision.
The Northwest Territory Métis Nation has raised the stakes in its ongoing talks with the federal government over access to Wood Buffalo National Park.
The Squamish Nation filed a legal challenge to the provincial government's approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Quote of the Week
“When I fought to protect my land and my home, I was called a savage."
Chief Dan George (1967)
Off the Bookshelf
"I was a biography in constant motion, memory to the marrow of my bones.”
Phillip Roth, American Pastoral (1997)
Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. Download Bruce's bio.
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