Catherine Fagan presenting at the Lawyers Without Borders Annual Forum

On November 22nd, Catherine Fagan spoke at the Lawyers Without Borders Canada Annual Forum in Quebec City. She presented on the duty to consult and accommodate, and the implications for Canada’s Indigenous peoples and on … Read more

Supreme Court of Canada finds Crown not required to Consult First Nations before enacting Legislation

Last week the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40. The Court addressed a question it had previously left unanswered: … Read more

ALG presenting at the FNTAA 25th Annual National Forum

ALG Partner, Kathryn Deo will be attending the First Nations Tax Administrators Association 25th Annual National Forum at the Songhees Wellness Centre on September 26 and 27, and will be giving a presentation on Property … Read more

Federal Court of Appeal quashes the Trans Mountain Expansion project’s approval

Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) released its decision in Tsleil-Waututh Nation (et al.) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 153. The proceeding was a consolidation of several challenges to the National Energy Board (“NEB”)’s … Read more

Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

We are pleased to announce that Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Aboriginal Law. Recognition in this directory is based … Read more

ALG present at CBA National Aboriginal Law Conference

Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo were recently presenters at the Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law conference in Whitehorse. The theme of this conference was “Implementing Indigenous Governance – Stories And Strategies.” Micha was a speaker … Read more

ALG Partners Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo Recognized as Top Aboriginal Law Practitioners

We are proud to announce that two of Arbutus Law Group LLP’s partners have been named by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as among Canada’s top practitioners in Aboriginal Law for 2018. Both Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo have been recognized for their commitment … Read more

Catherine Fagan collaborates with Lawyers Without Borders Canada in Guatemala

Earlier this month, ALG partner Catherine Fagan travelled to Guatemala with Avocats sans frontières Canada/Lawyers Without Borders Canada, to work with Indigenous lawyers and leaders to provide training and share insights on the rights of … Read more

Indigenous Elections

Indigenous Elections – Best Practice Tips! We’ve developed a list of Elections Best Practice Tips that we’d like to share: Elections – Best Practice Tips (PDF) Indigenous Elections – Did you Know? 1. Indigenous institutions … Read more

Supreme Court of Canada sides with First Nation in Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada, 2018 SCC 4

On Feb. 2, the Supreme Court of Canada restored a decision of the Specific Claims Tribunal and ruled that the Colony of British Columbia breached its fiduciary obligation to preserve the lands of the Williams … Read more