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Aboriginal Law Report

August 20, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending August 20th.

In the News

The pipeline debate continued.

The federal government received another extension to amend the registration provisions of the Indian Act.

Canada's record on Indigenous people was criticized at the United Nations.

This is a good piece on the challenge of 'reconciliation'.

Here's a summary of some of the efforts across the country to remove commemorations of colonizers.

In the north, thoughts turned to 'what next' following Clyde River's victory at the Supreme Court. 

Taseko was forced to stop work at its controversial mining site in British Columbia.

The number of critics of the Site C dam in British Columbia continued to increase.

Indigenous people in northern British Columbia expressed caution over the recent cancellation of a major LNG project.

The federal government was criticized for delays in amendments to the Fisheries Act.

A disagreement continued over a land development in southern Ontario. 

Finally, excerpts from interviews with Indigenous people on racism in America.

Quote of the Week

"My existence is resistance."

Indigenous interviewee in NYT op doc (see above)

Off the Bookshelf

"It's illegal to yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theatre, right?"
"It is."
"Well, I've whispered 'Racism' in a post-racial world."

Paul Beatty, The Sellout (2015)

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

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