Posted ~ November 13, 2015


Doig River First Nation and Blueberry River First Nations v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2015 SCTC 6 – Case Summary

In this decision, Justice Whalen of the Specific Claims Tribunal (“Tribunal”) found that the Crown breached its legal obligations to the Doig and Blueberry River First Nations (formerly the Fort St. John Beaver Band) when it failed to obtain subsurface rights for the Replacement Reserves it acquired following the Band’s surrender of the Montney Reserve.  […]

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The High Demand for Aboriginal Lawyers

Janelle Dwyer of our offices was recently featured in BC Business Magazine discussing the evolving field of Aboriginal law: “This is a fast-changing area of common law. We’re dealing with firsts. It can be exciting,” exclaims Janelle Dwyer, who specializes in First Nations economic development with Mandell Pinder, a boutique Vancouver law firm. “Firsts don’t […]

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Posted ~ October 27, 2015


PBLI Conference on Aboriginal and Environmental Law, January 19-20, 2016

On January 19 and 20, 2016, Rosanne Kyle and Brenda Gaertner will be chairing the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on Aboriginal and Environmental Law in Vancouver.  The conference will bring together experts in the fields of Aboriginal and environmental law, including Kris Statnyk of our offices, to address some of the most pressing issues […]

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Aboriginal Title Litigation: Best Practices and Essential Legal Considerations, conference held by Affinity Institute, February 25, 2016

On February 25, 2016, Maria Morellato, Q.C., along with Geoffrey S. Moyse, Q.C., will be chairing the Affinity Institute’s conference titled Aboriginal Title Litigation: Best Practices and Essential Legal Considerations, in Vancouver.  This unique intensive conference, entirely practical in nature, will bring together senior lawyers of the Aboriginal bar, including Cheryl Sharvit of our offices, […]

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