Tag Archives: Indigenous

Mikisew Cree First Nation v Canada: a missed opportunity on the path toward reconciliation

By Yvonne Mazurak The Crown has a legal obligation to consult with Indigenous peoples when its actions may negatively affect their constitutionally-protected rights. This duty to consult and accommodate was established by Haida Nation v British Columbia and is based on the principle of the honour of the Crown, which requires the Crown to act […]

Can a National Park And Its Trees And Animals Have Rights? Yes! Argues Maliseet Grand Council

By: Christina Persaud The Maliseet put forth a novel “Rights of Nature” argument, opposing Mount Carleton Snowmobile Hub In July 2015, the Government of New Brunswick announced plans to build a $1.4M snowmobile grooming hub at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. The motivation for developing this infrastructure is to promote the tourism sector, increasing the number […]

Energizing the Nation to Nation Relationship: The Rise of Indigenous Participation in the Energy Industry

  By:Hina Farooqi In 2016, Canada officially adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.  One of the declaration’s principles states that signatories affirm that Indigenous control over developments affecting Indigenous lands and resources will strengthen their institutions. Each element of the declaration contributes to the overall goal of the reestablishment of […]