On September 22, an unprecedented coalition of First Nations, commercial fishers, sport fishers, wilderness tourism organizations and environmental non-governmental organizations (“ENGO’s”) called for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (“DFO”) to remove… Read More
The B.C. Court of Appeal’s (the “BCCA”) recent decision in Gamlaxyeltxw v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations) 2020 BCCA 215 (“Gamlaxyeltxw”) affirmed the Crown’s duty… Read More
The severe disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments across the country to rapidly expand funding programs and contemplate a massive increase in infrastructure spending in the post-pandemic… Read More
Many First Nations across Canada have been faced with the unenviable situation of having to hold regularly scheduled band council elections due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Operating under the confines… Read More
As provinces proceed to shut down non-essential services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Nation employers in Canada are facing difficult decisions regarding their workforce, including the difficult decision… Read More
First Nation communities that typically rely on funding from the Federal Government are concerned that the funding amounts they have agreed upon with the Federal Government will be substantially decreased… Read More
In recent weeks, the Federal Government has announced numerous support programs to assist Canadians in dealing with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Special supports for Indigenous governments were… Read More