Aboriginal Law

MAY 28th & 29th: Insight’s 7th Annual Western Canada Aboriginal Law Conference is fast approaching. This year, our own Lisa C. Fong will be presenting on the subject of the Species at Risk Act and its intersection with aboriginal interests. As discussed in the recent case of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation v. Canada (Minister of the [Read More]

As legal bloggers, we appreciate the value of electronic media. However, we are still a little sceptical of the power of twitter. After all, can one make a compelling argument when one is confined to 140 characters? To find out, we agreed to sponsor the world’s first twitter moot, organized by West Coast Environmental Law. [Read More]

Ng Ariss Fong, Lawyers, is proud to sponsor the University of Ottawa’s twitter team, who represent the intervener Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta.  We expect this event to provide an entertaining and compelling review of the important aboriginal and constitutional law  issues at stake. These issues are far from settled, as the Province has [Read More]

The Supreme Court of Canada affirmed a finding of the BC Utilities Commission that British Columbia did not have a duty to consult the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council First Nations about a modern agreement for the sale of energy generated by a dam and reservoir already existing on the Nechako River, which project had been [Read More]