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Aboriginal Law Report

May 28, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending May 28th,

In the News

With a court imposed deadline fast approaching, the federal government's proposed amendments to the Indian Act registration provisions have run into a snag in the Senate.

Elijah Harper's opposition to the Meech Lake Accord was remembered.

Here's a useful primer for the convoluted National Energy Board Energy East hearings.

While the Liberals, NDP and Greens in British Columbia jockey to form a new government, speculation builds around the fate of the Kinder Morgan pipeline project.

In Australia, Indigenous people rejected symbolic constitutional recognition.

Indigenous people from across the country are interested to find out how they fit into the Canadian Museum of History's new Canadian History Hall.

Prince Edward Island Mi'kmaq held an Aboriginal Awareness Week.

Manitoba finally has a new Treaty Commissioner.

The annual general meeting of one of Canada's most infamous mining company's was targeted by protesters.

Those in Winnipeg and Ottawa will have the opportunity to attend a performance of Making Treaty 7.

Here's the story of one residential school survivor.

From the Courts

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal again rebuked the federal government for its failure to provide adequate health care services to Indigenous people.

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the fate of residential school records collected through the Independent Assessment Process.

Seventeen years after the Supreme Court's Musqueam Indian Band decision, disagreement continues over rents on Musqueam reserve lands.

Quote of the Week


Elijah Harper (1990)

Off the Bookshelf

“Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.”

George Eliot, Daniel Deronda (1876)

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

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Graham PorterHill (3 years ago)
Indian Law still runs Supreme
Corporate Canada continues to advocate to Acts of Genocide to further feed their greed, and still brag as if they've gotten away with something. The truth is not that they got away with something, it's just another nail in their preverbal end that in the near future it will come that they'll have to 'pay the fiddler.'

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