The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on the basis that Canada failed to fulfill its duty to consult First Nations.
The Ministry of Children and Family development commits to action plan to support vulnerable women and their infants following court order.
Coldwater Indian Band members, with Ratcliff lawyers Matthew Kirchner and Michelle Bradley, at the Federal Court of Appeal hearing challenging the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Aaron Bruce, a Ratcliff lawyer and member of the Squamish Nation, helped the Squamish Nation to develop its own environmental assessment process.
The Coldwater Indian Band and the Squamish Nation are amongst many challenging the approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline at the Federal Court of Appeal. "It is our Standing Rock," said Coldwater Indian Band Chief Lee Spahan, "It is about our drinking water."
The Supreme Court of Canada has denied leave to Rio Tinto Alcan upholding the Saik'uz and Stellat'en First Nations' win at the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
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Aboriginal rights & title litigation
Engaging with government and industry
Treaty negotiation and implementation
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Court Allows Saik'uz and Stellat'en First Nations to seek new declaratory relief in Alcan claim
Squamish Nation and Coldwater Indian Band celebrate victory in Trans Mountain
Court order providing indigenous mother daily access to newborn could set national precedent
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