Category Archives: Comprehensive Claims

Canada, it’s time. We need to fix this in our generation.

Today is December 16, 2012 and Chief Theresa Spence has been on a hunger strike for six days. Contrary to what some media outlets are reporting, she is not doing this only to protest Bill C-45 or even the deplorable … Continue reading

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Categories: 60s scoop, Alienation, Comprehensive Claims, Cultural appropriation, Decolonisation, First Nations, Idle No More, Injustice, Inuit, MĂ©tis, Representation of natives

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Treaty Talk With âpihtawikosisân

tânisi nitĂ´tĂŞmitik, welcome to Treaty Talk With âpihtawikosisân! In previous episodes, we’ve explored the way in which modern treaty making resembles the approach taken during the creation of the historical numbered Treaties.  We’ve also looked at how ‘without prejudice’ agreements … Continue reading

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Categories: Aboriginal law, Comprehensive Claims, Decolonisation, First Nations, INAC, Injustice, Inuit, Law, MĂ©tis, Settlement Agreements, Specific Claims

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Aboriginal law is very frustrating to study and practice.  As I’ve pointed out before, Aboriginal law is not the study or practice of indigenous legal traditions but rather is the way in which the Canadian state mediates its relationship with … Continue reading

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Categories: Aboriginal law, Alienation, Comprehensive Claims, INAC, Injustice, Law, Settlement Agreements, Specific Claims