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The Duty to Consult – Key Principles From Haida and Beyond

In November 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada released two seminal decisions: Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Haida)1 and Taku River Tlinglit (Taku River)2, which concretized the duty to consult. In both cases, the BC First Nations asserted that they had aboriginal rights and title to the lands and resources affected by the Crown’s decisions. …

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The Digital Divide – How COVID-19 Has Affected Indigenous Populations With Limited Internet and Technology Options

According to recent statistics, 96% of Canadians have access to the internet. Compared with the United States, where 10% of the population lacks a connection, this sounds like quite an achievement. However, the fact that so many Canadians have Internet access does not reflect the current realities many people face when trying to access the …

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What Is The Indigenous Community Support Fund?

The Indigenous Community Support Fund is the Federal Government’s assistance plan for Indigenous governments. Also known as “the Fund,” it was initiated in March to help Indigenous organizations and communities providing services to Indigenous peoples prevent, prepare and respond to COVID-19.[1] $685 million dollars has been earmarked for elder support, food insecurity, educational aid for …

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Indigenous Law In Environmental Prosecutions

From time immemorial, Indigenous peoples in Canada have enjoyed a special relationship with their traditional territories:  they are the original stewards of natural resources and the guardians of biodiversity.  Members of Aboriginal communities continue to engage in traditional resource activities like hunting, fishing, and trapping, which place them in a direct relationship of dependence on …

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Strengthening Indigenous Rights In A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the structural inequalities, inadequate healthcare, and underfunded social systems that Canada’s First Nations peoples have been dealing with for centuries. The 1.4 million Indigenous people in Canada experience higher levels of poverty and a lower life expectancy than other Canadians, meaning the pandemic is affecting Indigenous people in a way …

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