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Enforcing Indigenous laws in Canadian courts

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal case has addressed the right of a litigant to assert that a family dispute is governed by the Indigenous laws of the Haudenosaunee: Beaver v. Hill, 2018 ONCA 816. The appeal arose in the…

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After Kirby’s Oil Spill: The Criminal Conviction and Sentencing

Kirby Corporation sentenced in Bella Bella for 2016 oil spill in Heiltsuk territory  When an articulated-tug-barge operated by Houston-based Kirby Corporation grounded and sank in 2016 outside Gale Pass, near Bella Bella, it spilled oil in the waters of one…

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