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February 7, 2023
The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in a case involving Treaty rights and limitations law
First Peoples Law Report Summary 40153 Jim Shot Both Sides, et al. v. His Majesty the King (Federal) (Civil) (By Leave) Keywords Aboriginal law – Treaty rights, Limitation of actions – Aboriginal law — Treaty rights — Treaty 7 — Breach of treaty as cause of action — Limitation of actions — Whether limitation periods...
April 29, 2022
Statute of Limitations restricts who can apply for a claim in the Drinking Water class action lawsuit
Neskantaga First Nation’s chief says residents don’t support federal drinking water settlement CBC: Residents of some First Nations affected by unsafe drinking water can now file claims under a settlement with the federal government, but the chief of one northwestern Ontario community says they don’t support the arrangement. “I just want to say that I’m not...
February 17, 2022
Federal Government invokes statute of limitations against Blood tribe in Alberta
Federal Government is challenging the ruling of the Federal Court that under the terms of the Blackfoot Treaty, the Blood Tribe was “entitled to a reserve of 710 square miles. That area is 162.5 square miles larger than the current reserve.” “Canada appealed on the basis that the claim was barred by Alberta’s Statute of...
March 9, 2021
Manitoba’s Bill 51 imposes unreasonable limitations on Aboriginal and Treaty rights claims
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs – Bill 51 imposes an ultimate 30-year limitation period for a proceeding respecting existing Aboriginal and Treaty rights that are recognized and affirmed in the Constitution Act, 1982 or an equitable claim by an Aboriginal people against the Crown. It also bars any claim from proceeding under Bill 51 where the limitation period expired under former limitations period legislation. This means that for most First Nations, historical claims...
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