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Southwind v Canada

Federal Court of Appeal upholds compensation awarded in Southwind v. Canada, 2019 FCA 171 In 2017 the Federal Court awarded the Lac Seul First Nation roughly $30 million as equitable [...]

Jim Shot Both Sides v Canada

Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada, 2019 FC 789 The Blood Tribe Decision June 12, 2019 “Canada failed to meet its fiduciary duty to the Blood Tribe and acted dishonourably [...]

Aboriginal Title

In 1973, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that unextinguished Aboriginal title continued to exist in parts of Canada, though at the time the interest was considered to be a right held by Indigenous communities [...]

Métis Rights

Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, protects the existing Aboriginal rights of the “aboriginal peoples of Canada”, which includes the Métis. Aboriginal rights are modern-day practices, customs or traditions that are integral to Indigenous [...]

Historic Treaty Rights

The Supreme Court of Canada has held that a Treaty between the Crown and Indigenous peoples is unique. It is neither created nor terminated according to the rules of international law. The term “Historic [...]

Aboriginal Rights

Aboriginal rights are modern-day practices, customs or traditions that are integral to Indigenous communities today and have their roots in the community’s practices, customs and traditions prior to contact with explorers and traders arriving from [...]