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Aboriginal Law Report

February 25, 2018

By Bruce McIvor

In this week's update another painful trial decision, child custody battles, racism and reconciliation and much more.

In the News

Another painful trial decision from the prairies.

This piece illustrates that ignorance and racism runs deep and wide in Canadian society.

Having grownup in rural Manitoba, this piece particularly resonates with me.

Here's more on the opposition to the proposed 60s Scoop settlement.

Many Indigenous people continue to fight for custody of their children.

The federal government's recently proposed Indigenous Rights Framework has sparked an important debate.

There was another twist in the great New Brunswick moose-meat controversy.

The pipeline debate rolls on.

The recognition of Indigenous laws took a big step forward.

The issue of cross-border rights is important to many indigenous people.

A northern Manitoba First Nation is exercising its right to control its reserve borders.

From the Courts

A few years ago a northern Ontario mining company unsuccessfully sued the province for failing to consult First Nations--its appeal will soon be heard.

    Quote of the Week

    “If it feels good it’s not reconciliation.”

    Dr. Palmater

    Off the Bookshelf

    "If you deny me, fie upon your law!"

    William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (1605)

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

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    Comments
    Kesenew(2 months ago)
    This is not law it's just somebody's idea....real law that works has been disregarded by the European influenced "native" or "first nation" way of thinking....Trbal Law is the only way for "lndians" and there aren't many of us left to teach it....

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