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First Nations Accuse BC Government of Violating International Law by Issuing Enbridge Permits; Call on United Nations Special Rapporteur to Investigate

ANDERHOOF, BRITISH COLUMBIA and YINKA DENE TERRITORIES, BRITISH COLUMBIA– Sept. 30, 2013 – The Yinka Dene Alliance (YDA) is accusing the BC government of violating international law by issuing permits to…

Hupacasath Court Challenge to Canada – China FIPA

  Hupacasath Court Challenge to Canada – China FIPA  URGENT CALL FOR SUPPORT BY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 The Hupacasath First Nation in British Columbia is seeking your urgent support…

Expect legal battle if Ottawa forces pipelines through, UBC legal expert warns – Vancouver Sun

Gordon Christie says Harper government has not satisfied the legal requirement for consulting B.C. First Nations SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 Ottawa and B.C. First Nations will be tied up in a…

First Nations must speak for themselves, nuclear hearing told – Toronto Star

OPG relied too heavily on Kincardine council’s support, federal panel told. Sep 25 2013 Ontario Power Generation relied too much on the support of Kincardine town council when the company…

Tahltan Elders taunt coal mining firm to arrest them

MOUNT KLAPPAN, BC, Sept. 20, 2013 – A showdown between a Tahltan Elder-led First Nations group and a coal mining company in northwest B.C. is getting ugly, as protesters taunt Fortune…

Questions over flagged cuts to Aboriginal legal aid – SBS

20 Sep 2013 Just before the Federal election, the Coalition announced plans to scrap $42 million from Aboriginal legal aid. The proposed cut sent shockwaves through the legal sector, with…

Top court agrees to hear case over clear-cutting on traditional lands – Victoria Times Colonist

September 19, 2013 OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a long-running dispute over clear cutting on a First Nation’s traditional territory in northwestern Ontario. The…

BC Local Governments call for Modernization of BC’s Gold Rush Era Mining Rules

New legal study makes case for reform Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory – In a resolution passed with overwhelming support today at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) annual conference, BC local…

Aboriginal law expert Thomas Isaac joins Osler – Financial Post

September 19, 2013 Noted aboriginal law practitioner Thomas Isaac has moved to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP from McCarthy Tétrault LLP. “Thomas will provide strategic advice in all areas in…

Battle over illegal smokes goes before Manitoba court – Globalnews.ca

September 17, 2013 BRANDON, Man. – Arriving on horseback — some wearing headdresses and carrying ceremonial staffs — members of a Manitoba First Nation appeared in court Tuesday to defend…

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