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Aboriginal Law News & Analysis

  • 20/02/07

    By Bruce McIvor

    I spend a lot of time in small towns across Canada. Often, I go for lunch with my First Nation clients. With one of my clients I noticed that we always ate at the same local restaurant over and over again, despite there being what seemed to be several other perfectly good places to eat. When I finally suggested we try one of those restaurants for a change, the response from my clients jarred me out of my comfortable complacency: this is where we feel safe, they said.
  • 20/02/02

    By Bruce McIvor

    This week's edition includes exclusion zones, birth alerts, land claims, environmental racism, a Treaty ruling, and more.
  • 20/01/26

    By Bruce McIvor

    This week's edition includes an open letter, court rulings, caribou, child welfare, over-incarceration, land reclamation, and more. 
  • 20/01/23

    As most of you will be aware, the possible RCMP enforcement of an injunction against the Unist’ot’en (a client of ours) in response to their continued opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline has been in the national news.

    Dozens of academics and lawyers from across Canada have signed the following letter urging the provincial and federal governments to meet directly with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs to open a nation-to-nation dialogue in the hopes of peacefully resolving the matter.

  • 20/01/19

    By Bruce McIvor

    This week's edition includes more colonial policing, a Supreme Court ruling, class actions, Aboriginal title, archeology, an Indigenous protected area, and more.