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May 23, 2024

Rights and Remedies at the Supreme Court: Case Comment on Shot Both Sides v. Canada 

FIRST PEOPLES LAW REPORT, MAY 23, 2024 The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Shot Both Sides marks the end of a decades-long effort on the part of the Blood Tribe to address Canada’s failure to fulfil its outstanding obligation to provide lands as promised under Treaty 7.The decision raises troubling questions about when and under what...

April 12, 2024

High court upholds time limits on filing of treaty-based lawsuits

CBC Indigenous: Canada acted dishonourably by breaking its treaty obligations to the Blood Tribe in Alberta but the band is barred from suing by the province’s statute of limitations, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The high court on Friday handed down a unanimous decision in Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada, a case that may impact the...

October 26, 2023

Limitations Legislation and Treaty Rights at the Supreme Court: First Peoples Law Report

In the following post, my colleague Kate Gunn summarizes the points raised in our submissions at the Supreme Court last week, where we had the privilege of representing the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta in their intervention in the Jim Shot Both Sides appeal.  I hope you find it informative and helpful. You can also read...

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...

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