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Aboriginal Law Report

August 27, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending August 27th.

In the News

There was confusion in Ontario over what a recent road announcement was all about.

One of Canada's greatest colonizers is under the spotlight.

First Nations, government and industry continued to discuss the implications of two recent duty to consult decisions from the Supreme Court.

NAFTA negotiations have focused attention on cross-border mobility rights.

The National Energy Board announced the scope of its Energy East pipeline review.

There's no end in site for the pipeline debate.

Questions continue to swirl around the Mount Polley mining disaster.

Awareness is growing of how Canada's parks displaced Indigenous people.

Here's the story of one First Nation's efforts to get out from under the Indian Act.

The Site C dam in British Columbia continued to face criticism.

In Regina, theatre students are examining the meaning of Treaty 4.

The storage of nuclear waste in Ontario continues to raise concerns.

Finally, the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law has an Elder in residence.

From the Courts

Here's the decision regarding extending the timeline for amending the Indian Act's registration provisions and an explainer.

Quote of the Week

“We are not revising history, it is about being honest about our true history."

National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Off the Bookshelf

"History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

James Joyce, Ulysses (1922)

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

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