Posted ~ March 27, 2018


Conference on Understanding and Implementing UNDRIP, June 12-13, 2018

On June 12-13, 2018, Brenda Gaertner of Mandell Pinder LLP along with Geoff Plant, Q.C. will be co-chairing the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on understanding and implementing the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Vancouver. The conference will bring together experts from  First Nations, government, industry, academia and the Indigenous legal […]

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Posted ~ February 7, 2018


Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada (AANDC), 2018 SCC 4 – Case Summary

On February 2, 2018 the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision in Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada (AANDC), 2018 SCC 4, ruling the Williams Lake Indian Band (“Band”) was wrongfully displaced from its village lands, and restoring the decision of the Specific Claims Tribunal (“Tribunal”). The Tribunal had found that the Colony […]

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Posted ~ January 25, 2018


PBLI Conference on Indigenous Law, April 25-26, 2018

On April 25-26, 2018, the Pacific Business & Law Institute will be hosting a conference in Vancouver on current issues in Indigenous Law.  Elin Sigurdson of Mandell Pinder will be presenting on the litigation that has taken place around the Northern Gateway Pipeline and Trans Mountain Pipeline projects.  The conference will also include discussions on recent decisions […]

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Posted ~ January 16, 2018


R v Desautel, 2017 BCSC 2389 – Case Summary

In R v Desautel, 2017 BCSC 2389, released on December 28, 2017, the British Columbia Supreme Court (“BCSC”) dismisses the Crown’s appeal of R v DeSautel, 2017 BCPC 84, and upholds Mr. Desautel’s acquittal on hunting charges. The BCSC confirms Mr. Desautel’s defence that he was exercising an aboriginal right to hunt for ceremonial purposes […]

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