Posted ~ May 13, 2022


William Lake First Nation and Canada approve in principle a Settlement for Loss of Village Lands

After 160 years, Williams Lake First Nation (“WLFN”) is one step closer to obtaining justice for its unlawful eviction from the community’s village lands at the current City of Williams Lake. On April 25, 2022, WLFN Chief and Council announced they had reached an agreement-in-principle with the Government of Canada regarding the settlement of WLFN’s […]

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Posted ~ February 16, 2022


Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation Settles Specific Claim with Canada for Unlawful Sale of Reserve Lands

News worth celebrating! Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation recently voted to accept Canada’s offer for settlement of a specific claim 111 years in the making. On February 3, 2022, Canada’s Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations Marc Miller approved and signed the Settlement Agreement, settling Ts’uubaa-asatx’s specific claim alleging that Canada failed to protect 22.5 acres of Ts’uubaa-asatx Nation’s reserve […]

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Posted ~ January 18, 2022


Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v Canada (Attorney General) 2021 BCCA 155 – Case Summary

On April 19, 2021 a unanimous decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA” or the “Court”), was issued for Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General) (the “Ahousaht Appeal”). This decision is the latest in a long series of judgments issued in this case brought by various Nuu‑Chah‑Nulth First Nations (the […]

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Posted ~ July 30, 2021


Southwind v Canada, 2021 SCC 28 – Case Summary

On July 16, 2021 the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or “the Court”) released its decision in Southwind v Canada. The Southwind decision provides important guidance on how to assess equitable compensation for Canada’s historic breaches of fiduciary obligations to Indigenous peoples, especially with respect to a surrender or taking of reserve lands. In an […]

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