Aboriginal Law News & Analysis
By Bruce McIvorIn 1603, on his first voyage to North America, Samuel de Champlain sailed down the St. Lawrence and anchored his ship at the mouth of the Saguenay River, northeast of modern-day Quebec City. Champlain was eager to explore the upper reaches of the Saguenay to establish valuable trade relations. He also hoped to discover a route to the fabled Northwest Passage—but it was not to be. This was Innu territory. Without the consent of the Innu, Champlain could not pass up the Saguenay, and Innu consent was not given.
By Bruce McIvorThis week's update includes news about the Trans Mountain pipeline, the Mikisew decision, marijuana, the 'Eastern Métis', a Stop of Interest from Winnipeg and much more.
By Bruce McIvorIn this week's update more on the Mikisew decision, marijuana and Indigenous jurisdiction, fake Indians and much more.
By Bruce McIvor & Kate GunnLast week the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-awaited decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40.
By Bruce McIvorIn this week's update: disappointment with the Supreme Court, an attempted reboot for comprehensive claims, Indigenous laws, the 60's Scoop, the first instalment of our case law review for 2018 and much more.
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Above photo credits: Barry Calhoun