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Aboriginal Law Report

November 5, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our report for the week ending November 5th.

In the News

The B.C. Utilities Commission released a report damning the Site C dam.

Criticism continued to mount over proposed changes to federal access to information legislation.

While the federal government continued to face criticism for its limited proposed amendments to the Indian Act, it announced consultation on Indian Act membership and citizenship.

Fish farm protests continued in British Columbia.

This article discusses an interesting development in the Ontario `sheltering cases,` Shipman and Meshake.

This piece is about another pipeline--adequacy of consultation situation.

The debate about who are the Metis continues.

This is an interesting piece about consultation and environmental management.

The most important treaty case since Keewatin a.k.a. Grassy Narrows continues.

All of Saskatchewan should be embarrassed by Sask Power`s position in this controversy.

Looking for Christmas gift suggestions?

Here's a good backgrounder from the New York Times on the pending Peel River watershed decision from the Supreme Court.

From the Courts

The Supreme Court released a hugely divisive decision on freedom of religion and Aboriginal rights.

Quote of the Week

"It seems that we are not allowed to say no."

Kathryn Teneese, Chair of the Ktunaxa Nation Council

Off the Bookshelf

"The truth about stories is that's all we are."

Thomas King, The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative (2003)

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

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