Aboriginal Law Report
By Bruce McIvor
The Kinder Morgan pipeline debate rages on.
- Vaughn Palmer: Horgan hanging pipeline hat on principle of unanimity
- The Real Reason Canada is in Crisis Over the Kinder Morgan Pipeline
- BC Needs To Use Full Toolbox to Stop Kinder Morgan
- Opinion | Justin Trudeau’s Texas-size pipeline crisis
- Kinder Morgan's $7.4-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion: what we know so far
- Colonization forced Yale First Nation to sign deal with Kinder Morgan says chief - APTN News
- Trans Mountain pipeline crisis is a watershed moment for Trudeau-First Nations relations
The issue of the federal government's consultation over Kinder Morgan was again in the news.
- B.C. First Nation says feds may have approved Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion before finishing consultations
- ‘I was in shock,’ says government insider about instructions to ensure approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline
- Kinder Morgan warns of 'significant' delay after court urged to consider release of Trudeau government secrets
The British Columbia provincial government submitted its anticipated court reference on its powers to legislate in relation to pipelines.
- B.C. submits court reference to regulate oil flow from Trans Mountain pipeline
- B.C. government takes pipeline question to court
Here are two contrasting views on the issue of pipelines and Indigenous jurisdiction.
- Opinion | Trans Mountain pipeline another colonial project asserting jurisdiction over Indigenous lands
- The pipeline is an opportunity to renew First Nation jurisdiction
The disposal of nuclear waste continues to raise concerns in northern Ontario.
A caribou herd is endangered by proposed drilling for oil in Alaska.
Child protection laws go the heart of Indigenous communities.
- Province says new legislation will keep Indigenous communities involved in children's welfare
- B.C.’s new child-protection law includes Indigenous communities as decision makers
- 'We were not consulted:' Aboriginal youth advocate critical of B.C.'s legislative changes
- For B.C.’s ‘invisible people,’ kinship is key to ending child welfare crisis
Public awareness of the diversity Indigenous Peoples is growing.
Controversy continues to swirl around the creation of a new Indian Act band in Newfoundland.
- Burgeo Mi'kmaq split off to form Newfoundland's newest Aboriginal band
- Canada signed private agreement with Qalipu Mi'kmaq days before contentious changes to application process
Here's an example of the challenges many First Nations face when trying to use the courts to protect their constitutional rights.
After years of litigation and negotiation, First Nations are driving forward on a major land redevelopment in Winnipeg.
Finally, here's a book review of a major study on one of the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia.
From the Courts
A B.C. First Nation failed in its bid for a fish-farm injunction.
- Namgis First Nation v. Canada (Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard), 2018 FC 334
Procedural wrangling continues in a British Columbia Aboriginal title case.
- Cowichan Tribes v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 BCSC 647
Off the Bookshelf
“For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity.”
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1961)
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Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. Download Bruce's bio.
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