First Peoples Law is dedicated to defending and advancing Indigenous peoples' Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights.

Aboriginal Law Report

July 9, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending July 9th.

In the News

Tsilhqot'in rangers are patrolling their Aboriginal title lands.

Here's an assessment of the federal government's plans for a National Energy Board makeover.

The cumulative effects of resource extraction from Indigenous lands continues to fuel demands to move beyond the duty to consult.

The federal government made public a special report it commissioned on the duty to consult.

The over-development of Indigenous lands in northern British Columbia and Alberta is endangering the status of Wood Buffalo National Park as a World Heritage Site.

Indigenous people in Alaska and British Columbia are calling for the cleanup of a dormant open-pit mine.

The federal government received a one-month reprieve to the court-ordered deadline to amend the registration provisions of the Indian Act.

From the Courts

A Saskatchewan First Nation was unsuccessful in its bid for an advanced cost order to fund its treaty litigation.

Off the Bookshelf

"Power does not have to be exercised behind the scenes. It can be open. The audience is asleep. The modern world is forged amidst our inattention.”

Richard White, The Organic Machine: The Remaking of Columbia (1996)

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

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