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Share resource revenue with aboriginals, expert advises – StarPhoenix

The Saskatchewan government should rethink its refusal to share natural resource revenue with aboriginal people, says one of Canada’s top aboriginal constitutional law experts. “It’s in the interest of governments…

Ian Mulgrew: First Nations mistaken in their celebration of Supreme Court ruling – Vancouver Sun

“Welcome to Colonial Courtrooms,” should have been the title of the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark aboriginal rights judgment. While B.C. natives were busy last week celebrating the court’s affirmation…

Nunavut Inuit org hopes to increase Inuit role in Baffin seismic project – Nunatsiaq News

QIA disappointed that community concerns were ignored The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s outgoing president says she is disappointed that the National Energy Board approved seismic testing in Baffin Bay in spite…

Mining News: Summit highlights mining the Arctic – Petroleum News

Alaska, Greenland and Canada’s three northern territories share problems, secrets of success at first northern regions conference Geo-political differences aside, the challenges facing those involved in mineral development in the…

Landmark Supreme Court ruling grants land title to B.C. First Nation – CP

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ It has been 150 years since the Tsilhqot’in people of British Columbia declared war on the Crown and the descendants of descendants of warriors long…

Harper not living up to duty to protect Charter duties: lawyers group – CP

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The Harper government is falling short in its duty as a guardian of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Bar Association will be…

B.C. group says Valcourt isn’t doing enough to address issues in Metis audits – CP

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt is being accused of dragging his feet over allegations of poor financial management at the Metis National Council. The Canadian…

Chronology of events in the Xeni Gwet’in court case over aboriginal title – CP

A chronology of events in the Xeni-Gwet’in court case over aboriginal title: April 18, 1990: Xeni Gwet’in Chief Roger William, on behalf of Tsilhqot’in Nation, files action in B.C. Supreme…

Tsilhqot’in Nation granted full Aboriginal title to its territories – a first in Canada – BiV

Within hours of a June 26 Supreme Court of Canada decision confirming aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, the Tahltan First Nation announced it too planned to launch an…

‘Peoples Lawsuit’ launched over shale gas – CBC

18 citizens suing New Brunswick and federal governments and SWN Resources in bid to stop industry Eighteen New Brunswickers are suing the provincial and federal governments and SWN Resources for allegedly…

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