Posted ~ November 8, 2018


PBLI’s 2018 Specific Claims Conference Chaired by Leah Pence

On December 13-14, 2018, Leah Pence of Mandell Pinder LLP will be chairing the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on specific claims in Vancouver.  The conference is a great opportunity for Indigenous leaders and lawyers to learn about recent developments in this area of the law from experts in the field.  Speakers at the conference […]

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Posted ~ June 22, 2018


Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v Canada (Attorney General) 2018 BCSC 633 – Case Summary

On April 19, 2018 the Honourable Madam Justice Humphries (“Humphries J.”) of the British Columbia Supreme Court (“BCSC”) released her decision in Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 BCSC 633, ruling that the Ehattesaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Hesquiaht, Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht’s (the “Plaintiffs”) declared right to fish within their fishing territories and to […]

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Gamlaxyeltxw v British Columbia (Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) 2018 BCSC 440 – Case Summary

This case involves an issue that is being litigated for the first time in Canadian courts.  In the decision, Justice Sharma of the British Columbia Supreme Court was asked to address how to resolve a potential conflict between two constitutional duties: the Crown’s duty to an Aboriginal people with whom it has entered into a […]

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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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