Welcome 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.
I'll be updating this page as the semester progresses.
While the information is primarily intended for students enrolled in my class, hopefully others will also find it interesting and helpful.
The class syllabus can be found here. It will be updated occasionally if there are changes due to the availability of our guest speakers.
Students are expected to have a basic familiarity with the main issues in Aboriginal law. The following materials may be helpful for those who require a refresher.
- Jim Reynolds, Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018);
- Bruce McIvor, First Peoples Law: Essays on Canadian Law and Decolonization (2018);
- Kate Gunn and Bruce McIvor, Canadian Aboriginal Law in 2018: Essays and Case Summaries (2019)
The following Prezi presentations are from my Spring, 2019 first-year lecture course at UBC's Allard School of Law on the Constitutional Law of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
- Constitutional Law of Aboriginal & Treaty Rights: Introduction
- Calder and Guerin
- Sparrow and Van der Peet
- Simon, Sioui and Marshall #1 and #2
- Gladstone, Gray & Sappier and Lax Kw'alaams
Here are noted-up versions of major Supreme Court of Canada decisions I use when delivering my first-year lectures on the Constitutional Law of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights:
- Haida Nation
- Lax Kw'alaams
- Mikisew Cree (2005)
- Marshall & Bernard
- Marshall #1
- Marshall #2
- Gray & Sappier
- Van der Peet
- Rio Tinto
First Peoples Law Youtube Channel
I occasionally post short Stops of Interest videos on our Youtube channel that highlight current issues in Aboriginal law.