Category: Aboriginal Law

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Live From the SCC: Ktunaxa Nation v Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations

The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments on December 1st about whether section 2a of the Charter – the provision that protects religious freedom in our country—could be extended to...

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A Search for the Forgotten and Forsaken: National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

National inquiries have historically been reserved for the gravest matters of public concern. Since 1980, the RCMP has reported 1,181 homicides and long-term disappearances of Indigenous women in Canada. Some...

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Musqueam Indian Band v Musqueam Indian Band (Board of Review): Supreme Court of Canada Considers First Nations’ Right to Tax Golf Course Based on its Value as Residential Land

“Canada has never come to terms with First Nations people and our special place within the fabric of this country.” – Doug Cuthand The recent Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”)...

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Daniels v Canada : Out of the Wasteland, Into the Fray

For centuries, the Métis and non-status Indian populations of Canada have been lost in a “jurisdictional wasteland.” Both the federal and provincial governments swayed between legislating over the two groups...