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Aboriginal Law Report

April 15, 2018

By Bruce McIvor

In this week's update: Kinder Morgan, off-shore drilling, Kapyong, the Pope and much more.
In the News

Whither the Kinder Morgan?

In the week "Indian Horse" is released into theatres, the Pope remains silent.

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.

Many are sceptical that new fish farm regulations will protect Indigenous interests.

This is an interesting story about how Indigenous leadership positions are determined.

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) 

Download My Book

The new edition of my collection of essays on Canadian law and decolonization is available as a free download. Paperback copies are also available to order. Click here to check it out.

I also have paperback copies available for free to non-profit Indigenous organizations in Canada for the cost of shipping.  if you would like some copies.

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

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