Aboriginal Law News & Analysis
By Kate Gunn & Jesse DonovanIn August, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision in Squamish First Nation v Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2019 FCA 216. The Court held that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s decision denying a request by the Squamish Nation to increase its allocation of Fraser River salmon was unreasonable and in breach of the duty to consult.
By Bruce McIvorThis week's edition includes an injunction, Treaty rights, human rights, judicial reviews, an Indigenous court, and more.
By Bruce McIvorWelcome to the homepage for Law 358D.003: Topics in First Nations Law: Current Legal Issues, which I'm teaching during the 2019 fall semester at the University of British Columbia's Allard School of Law.
By Bruce McIvorThis week's edition includes hunting rights, Treaty rights, Specific Claims, protected areas, a land transfer, and more.
This summer, the Saskatchewan Provincial Court issued its decision in R v Green, 2019 SKPC 44 confirming that “Indian persons” in Canada are permitted to hunt for food on unoccupied public lands in Saskatchewan without a licence. The decision marks the Court’s latest rejection of the Province’s ongoing efforts to limit Indigenous Peoples’ ability to exercise their constitutionally-protected right to hunt.
By Kate Gunn
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