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Aboriginal Law Report

December 10, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

In this week's report: Indian Act registration, racism, Idle No More, UNDRIP, zombies and much more.

In the News

First Nations in northern British Columbia await the provincial government's decision on the fate of the Site C dam.

The numbers are being crunched on the cost of removing sex discrimination from Indian Act registration.

Indian Act registration is confusing and unpredictable.

The federal government's decision to 'implement' UNDRIP remained a hot topic.

This is a story that deserves more attention.

Here's an American view on Canada's recent Supreme Court appointment.

Idle No More lives on.

The interpretation and implementation of the so-called historical treaties is one of the most important issues in Aboriginal law.

In Montreal there was a roundtable on Indigenous governance.

First Nations continued to raise concerns over proposed changes to the federal access to information law.

Debate continued over the impact of the Supreme Court's Peel River decision.

Finally, the day-to-day racism faced by many Indigenous lawyers was revealed in a short video.

From the Courts

In British Columbia a zombie mining company took another hit.

Quote of the Week

"Canada is posturing all the wonderful wording, but reconciliation, UNDRIP, all these things don't mean anything when our Treaty terms and promises are not enforced."

Sylvia McAdam

Off the Bookshelf

"We will not trust the government with our futures any longer."

Harold Cardinal, The Unjust Society (1969)

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

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