Posted ~ August 23, 2012

Adams Lake Indian Band v. Lieutenant Governor in Council, 2012 BCCA 333 – Case Summary

On August 9, 2012, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in the Adams Lake case.  The Adams Lake Indian Band (“Adams Lake”) challenged the creation of the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort municipality, and sought to overturn the order in council creating the municipality on the basis that the Crown had not adequately […]

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Posted ~ March 7, 2012

Legal Update: Current Issues Affecting First Nations’ Business Structures

First Nations continue to increase their use of corporate entities to conduct their commercial activities.  The band structure, as defined under the Indian Act, is not designed to conduct commercial activities and, more particularly, not designed to offer protection from liability.  The corporate structures available to First Nations’ business ventures are those available to all […]

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