Category: Aboriginal law
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission asked Canadians to learn more about the history and legacy of residential schools and Aboriginal rights in Canada. In this blog post, Kelly Doctor shares a list of resources for lawyers, union reps and others who work with Indigenous people and peoples (or those who don’t, but want to know more).
Social acceptability is vital for the success of development projects. Natai Shelsen examines how proponents must take the concerns expressed by Indigenous peoples seriously and confront them head on.
The duty to consult is complex and fact-specific. Natai Shelsen discusses the Crown’s obligation to consult with Indigenous groups when their Aboriginal rights or claims could be affected by government decisions.