In Dispute Blog

Federal Court of Appeal quashes Enbridge pipeline certificates

In a lengthy 146-page decision, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the Governor in Council’s order, and turn, Enbridge’s pipeline certificates. Lisa C. Fong, of Ng Ariss Fong, acted for Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Kitasoo Xai’Xais Band Council. The court…

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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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