Category Archives: Supreme Court of Canada

“Insistence on French for SCC judges could block historic appointment of first Indigenous judge”

Here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Canada, judges, News, Supreme Court of Canada | Tagged ,

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Métis, Off-reserve Indigenous People Require Federal Recognition

Download decision here. Link to previous post here.  

Posted in Author: Sarah Donnelly, Canada, Métis, News, Supreme Court of Canada | Tagged

Canada’s Chief Justice References “Cultural Genocide” of Aboriginal People

Here is “Chief Justice ignites debate over Canada’s treatment of aboriginals.” HT.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, News, Supreme Court of Canada | Tagged

Kirsten Carlson on The Supreme Court of Canada and Aboriginal and Treaty Rights

Kirsten Matoy Carlson has posted her paper, “Political Failure, Judicial Opportunity: The Supreme Court of Canada and Aboriginal and Treaty Rights,” just published in the American Review of Canadian Studies, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What role do courts … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Canada, Scholarship, Supreme Court of Canada, treaty rights | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Canadian Supreme Court Issues Decision in Tsilhqot’in First Nation Land Claim

Decision here Held: The appeal should be allowed and a declaration of Aboriginal title over the area requested should be granted. A declaration that British Columbia breached its duty to consult owed to the Tsilhqot’in Nation should also be granted. … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Environmental, Inland Hunting and Fishing, News, Supreme Court of Canada, treaty rights | Tagged , , , , ,

Supreme Court of Canada Aboriginal Law Stats

Here are the updated stats for the Supreme Court of Canada’s rulings in Aboriginal law cases since the patriation of the Constitution in 1982.  There have been some big changes since the last update a few years ago – Justices … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Author: Peter Vicaire, legal history, Métis, Research, Supreme Court of Canada

Video: Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and Tsilhqot’in Nation v. Province of British Columbia

The Supreme Court of Canada hearings in Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and Tsilhqot’in Nation v. Province of British Columbia have been made available on the CPAC website and can be found here.

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Research, Supreme Court of Canada | Tagged ,

Toronto Star Column on Elsipogtog and Canadian Law

Here. In 1997, the landmark Supreme Court Decision in Delgamuukw finally clarified that even under Canadian law, Aboriginal title to most of the land within British Columbia’s provincial borders had never been extinguished. This ruling had immediate implications for other … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Kate E. Fort, Environmental, Supreme Court of Canada | Tagged , , ,

Tsilhqot’in Nation Aboriginal Rights Case in Canada Supreme Court Today — William v. R.

Here are the materials. Briefs/factums here. News coverage here.

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New Brunswick Fracking Protests: Frontline of a Democratic Fight

Click here for a great article from Martin Lukacs.  “Images of burning cars and narratives about Canadian natives breaking the law obscure the real story about the Mi’kmaq people’s opposition to shale gas exploration.”

Posted in Author: Peter Vicaire, Criminal, economic development, Environmental, Supreme Court of Canada | 2 Comments