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April 4, 2024

BCFNJC Holds 3rd Annual First Nations Justice Forum

NationTalk: Unceded & Ancestral Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, Vancouver, BC:  The BC First Nations Justice Council (BCFNJC) is excited to hold the 3rd Annual First Nations Justice Forum at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver from April 8-10th, 2024 2024 on the Unceded & Ancestral Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),...

September 22, 2023

Aboriginal and Indigenous Law is complicated. A new website hopes to change that

Abajignmuen website highlights projects created by Dalhousie law students  CBC Indigenous: A new website featuring work by students at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University aims to demystify aspects of Indigenous and Aboriginal law by providing clear and concise information for those looking to learn more about its nuances.  Named Abajignmuen – after the Mi’kmaw word used to...

June 1, 2023

The Way It Is – Our Growing and Necessary Re-Connection to Indigenous Laws

First Peoples Law Report: By Tumia Knott, spaləl̕  Indigenous Laws refer to laws or ways of being rooted in inherent and generational Indigenous teachings and connections to land, place, spirit, and each other.  In my own community of Kwantlen First Nation, with traditional villages on both sides of the now urbanized lower Fraser River east of...

October 13, 2022

UBCIC backs Turpel-Lafond after investigation questions her Indigenous heritage

It is up to Indigenous communities to determine who belongs, not media, union says NationTalk: Chemainus Valley Courier – Union of BC Indian Chiefs The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs says it’s standing with Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, after a CBC News investigation was released Wednesday (Oct. 13), questioning her claims to Cree heritage. In...

September 30, 2022

Reconciling the contradictions in Aboriginal and Indigenous law

The Supreme Court must repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and reconsider its jurisprudence in light of Canada’s implementation of UNDRIP Canadian Bar Association (First Peoples Law): It’s been seven years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its Final Report and 94 Calls to Action. Several of them, namely Calls 25-52, directly deal with Canadian law and the...

January 20, 2021

“Indigenous Laws and Canadian Courts” Aboriginal Law Report

First People’s Law through their Aboriginal Law Report have published an insightful article explaining the differences between Indigenous Law and Aboriginal Law: “Indigenous Laws and Canadian Courts” by Kate Gunn and Cody O’Neil Indigenous Law vs. Aboriginal Law Aboriginal law, created by Canadian courts and legislatures, is about the legal relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the...

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