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Aboriginal Law Report

November 19, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our report for the week ending November 19th.

In the News

There is a disagreement in Saskatchewan over Sixties Scoop compensation and provincial responsibility.

With a pending federal decision on a new judge for the Supreme Court of Canada, the importance of Indigenous appoints to the bench is back in the news.

In the Maritimes, the Supreme Court's Marshall decision left important questions unanswered.

Here's a human interest piece on one of New Brunswick's best known land disputes.

On the west coast, the fish farm controversy landed in court.

Sex discrimination under the Indian Act remained in the news, including a piece in the New York Times.

The Heiltsuk Nation is taking the lead on preparing to respond to oil spills.

Try as it will, the Ontario government continues to face criticism over its response to the province's mercury poisoning disaster.

Splitting up INAC has created confusion over who is responsible for fulfilling treaty land entitlement.

In the Northwest Territories, a debate surfaced over Indigenous lands, protected areas and 'development'.

From the Courts

The Robinson-Huron treaty annuity trial made a stop in Sudbury.

Quote of the Week

"It seemed like we had to scratch and claw to find out, you know, what is really going on."

Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister

Off the Bookshelf

“And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain,
To tell my story.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1603)

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

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