Aboriginal Law Report
By Bruce McIvor
Whither the Kinder Morgan?
- Notley doubles down on threat against B.C. over Kinder Morgan
- Trans Mountain pipeline battle not 'too far off' from constitutional crisis: Rachel Notley
- Opinion | Trudeau is in a pipeline box of his own making
- If proposed pipeline fails, Kinder Morgan could take Canada to court
- Kinder Morgan pause on pipeline expansion met with claims of victory and warnings of financial disaster
- Indigenous rights aren’t a subplot of pipeline debate
- As Feds and Alberta talk, Indigenous rights left out of Trans Mountain debate
- Why is it So Hard for Canada to Have a Real Conversation about Pipelines?
- Yedlin: Trans Mountain impasse has significant consequences for all of Canada
- Business leaders urge Ottawa to end Trans Mountain impasse
- 'A tough lesson': Do First Nations hold trump card on Trans Mountain debate?
- First Nations being 'left out' on Kinder Morgan: Bellegarde
- Trudeau, Notley and Horgan to hold Trans Mountain summit
- B.C. politics experts debate if pipeline feud really a ‘constitutional crisis’
- If Ottawa rams through Trans Mountain, it could set up an Oka-like crisis
- The First Nation that believes it can stop Kinder Morgan: 'It’ll be our Standing Rock'
- Government pipeline purchase won't solve Trans Mountain stalemate, say analysts
- The real disaster of Trans Mountain is the loss of trust in government policymaking
- The Trans Mountain saga as a public policy failure
- Senior officials warned Trudeau government of concerns that Kinder Morgan process was 'moving fast'
In the week "Indian Horse" is released into theatres, the Pope remains silent.
- No apology from Pope 'a setback' to P.E.I.'s Indigenous people, chief says
- NDP wants all-party support for Pope apology motion
Yet another federal government advisory panel.
On the east coast, there are serious concerns about off-shore drilling.
An agreement-in-principle was signed to finally settle a long-running urban land dispute in Manitoba.
- Few details in Kapyong deal between federal government, Treaty 1 First Nations
- Kapyong deal ‘historic’ says NDP leader
- Ottawa, First Nations agree to work jointly on former army base land in Winnipeg
Many are sceptical that new fish farm regulations will protect Indigenous interests.
This is an interesting story about how Indigenous leadership positions are determined.
- After 100 years, a Mi'kmaq family wants the role of hereditary grand chief restored
- John R. Sylliboy: The last hereditary chief
Rotten Tomato Award
This op-ed piece gets the award for the most uninformed, pernicious article of the week.
From the Courts
Here's a decision of interest to Alberta First Nations forced to deal with the Alberta Consultation Office.
Off the Bookshelf
"They took me to St. Jerome's Indian Residential School. I read once that there are holes in the universe that swallow all light, all bodies. St. Jerome's took all the light from my world. Everything I knew vanished behind me with an audible swish, like the sound a moose makes disappearing into spruce."
Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse (2012)
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Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. Download Bruce's bio.
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