In Dispute Blog

Is good governance about big promises?

The nature of good governance has been much in our thoughts lately, especially given press coverage of individuals and their promises of big change. Everyone agrees that “good governance” is essential to First Nations fully manifesting self-government. But what is…

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Rematriation of the remains of Cheeky, the grizzly bear

The Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance and Raincoast Conservation Foundation successfully obtained a recommendation from the provincial court that the remains of Cheeky, the grizzly bear, be returned to the Kwatna, to be addressed in accordance with traditional laws. The…

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Province’s duty to consult where joint environmental assessment

In the recent Coastal First Nations case (handed down on January 13), the B.C. Supreme Court addressed the Province’s agreement to treat any NEB assessment as equivalent to an assessment under BC’s Environmental Assessment Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 43, and…

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