Aboriginal Law Report
By Bruce McIvor
Here's our update for the week ending June 18th.
The Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is far from a sure thing.
- Comment: First Nations team up to fight Trans Mountain
- Trans Mountain pipeline's necessity questioned as tanker traffic slumps
The United Nations is under pressure to take action on cultural appropriation.
With the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court set to retire by end of the year, expectations are growing for the first Indigenous appointment to Canada's highest court.
- Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin announces her retirement after 28 years on Canada’s top bench
- Time for an Indigenous judge on the Supreme Court: Editorial
Canadian Indigenous people are still waiting for an apology from the Pope.
With a new provincial government expected this month in British Columbia, the future of the Site C dam hangs in the balance.
- First Nations Chief Hopeful For Stop to Site C, More Balanced Approach to Resource Extraction
- Clark government plans to plow through Indigenous gravesite to build Site C Dam
The backlash continues against Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.
- Coffee outlet's Canada 150 message includes reminder about Mi'kmaq history
- Artists and activists use Twitter to highlight 150 years of Indigenous resistance
In the Yukon, the Kaska Dena Council is looking for a big land claim settlement.
Industry's divide-and-conquer tactics were recently on display in a Vancouver courtroom.
A big part of decolonization is the rejection of the colonizers' place names.
The federal government continues to face criticism for its refusal to remove sex discrimination from the Indian Act registration provisions.
Members of four Manitoba First Nations settled a class-action lawsuit.
Quote of the Week
"Canada 150. Mi'kma'ki 13000"
Billboard in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia
Off the Bookshelf
“We must not think of the things we could do with, but only of the things that we can't do without.”
Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (1889)
Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. Download Bruce's bio.
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