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Yukon Court of Appeal confronts the interplay between Charter and Self-governance rights in Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Canada - August 9 2021 On July 21, 2021, the Court of Appeal of Yukon released its much-anticipated decision in Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. The case, in…

Lee Hawkings, Chris Hummel, Brian A. Crane, K.C.

Bill C-92: Toward restoring Indigenous jurisdiction over child and family services

Canada - October 8 2020 For too long, Indigenous children have been over-represented in care, underfunded, and poorly served by Canada's child and family services regime…

Maxime Faille

COVID-19 and First Nation elections: Options for dealing with the "Governance Gap"

Canada - April 17 2020 In light of COVID-19, many First Nation communities are facing a dilemma: hold a band council election in the midst of a global pandemic and lockdown…

Maxime Faille

BC's new UNDRIP bill - Reshaping provincial laws to advance reconciliation

Canada - October 30 2019 On October 24, 2019, British Columbia attracted international attention by introducing the long-awaited Bill 41 - the Declaration on the Rights of…

Maya Stano

'Namgis First Nation wins fisheries dispute in Federal Court

Canada - February 4 2019 On Feb. 4, 2019, the Federal Court issued its reasons for judgment regarding certain decisions made by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian…

Maxime Faille, Paul Seaman, Scott A. Smith