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2020 In Review: Notable Indigenous Rights Litigation

Canada - January 26 2021 As the law relating to Indigenous peoples, and the application of that law, evolves so does the nature and type of Indigenous rights litigation. This…

Shelby Boehm, Emilie Bundock, Bridget Gilbride, Tracy A. Pratt

Update on Bill 41: A Catalyst, Not an Immediate Switch, to Align BC’s Laws With UNDRIP

Canada - November 21 2019 As described in our first bulletin in this series, BC recently introduced Bill 41, draft legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on…

Kevin O'Callaghan

Does a Federal 're-do' Trigger a Provincial 're-do'? Recent BC Court of Appeal Decisions on Trans Mountain

Canada - September 25 2019 Federal and provincial approvals of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the “Project”) have elicited many judicial challenges…

Kevin O'Callaghan

Federal Government Introduces UNDRIP Legislation

Canada - December 10 2020 On December 3, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-15. Bill C-15 is the federal Government’s response to calls to implement the United…

Amy Carruthers, Kevin O'Callaghan

Claim Denied: Yukon Court Provides Guidance on When a Tribal Council Can Deal with Indigenous Rights

Canada - May 3 2019 In a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Yukon, Kaska Dena Council v. Yukon, 2019 YKSC 13 (PDF), the Kaska Dena Council (“KDC”) argued that the…

Emilie Bundock, Kevin O'Callaghan, Niall Rand