National Research Centre ‘flooded’ with call from residential school survivors The threat that testimony from 38,000 former residential school students might be destroyed has prompted an outcry that has ‘flooded’ the National rsearch centre for Truth and reconciliation with questions
The Province is currently undertaking an ‘area based forest tenure consultation’ to get public feedback on a proposal to convert certain (invited) replaceable volume-based forest licences to new or expanded area-based tree farm licences. The consultation stems from recommendations of
On October 28, 2010 the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision in the case of Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. The Supreme Court clarified the “triggers” for the duty to consult and affirmed that the
The Supreme Court clarified the “triggers” for the duty to consult and affirmed that the duty arises when the Crown has actual or “constructive knowledge” where the Crown has reason to “reasonably suspect” that the lands have been traditionally occupied
On August 15, 2009, Peter Grant of the law firm attended at the National Council of the Canadian Bar Association in Dublin, Ireland. On behalf of the National Aboriginal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association he made the following
Recognition as the basis for Reconciliation. Read the Case Review here [PDF].
April 27, 2008 —A small First Nation community in northern BC has made history for itself today. On the eve of a precedent-setting trial Canada agreed to compensate the people of Hagwilget Village near Hazelton for the complete destruction of
Grant Huberman is proud to have represented Corinna Hall in her struggle to obtain an inquest into the death of her daughter, Savanah Brianna Marie Hall, who died in foster care in January 2001. After a year and a half
The advantages, disadvantages & strategies of using litigation when considering whether to take a government to court on decisions potentially affecting aboriginal and treaty rights. Read the Speaking Notes [PDF].
In Blaney et al v. British Columbia (The Minister of Agriculture Food and Fisheries) et al. , 2005 BCSC 283, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Powers applied the recent SCC decisions in Haida and Taku to rule that the Provincial