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We are delighted to announce that Catherine Fagan will be joining Arbutus Law Group LLP as a Partner on April 15, 2016. Catherine Fagan · Partner 514-803-0623 · firstname.lastname@example.org Catherine Fagan has over a decade of experience working with Aboriginal communities and organizations to affirm… Read more »
Kathryn Deo will be presenting on “Developing a Financial Administration Law” at the MNP Conference on Wealth Creation for Aboriginal Communities on February 23, 2016, at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre.
Ming Song recently started her two year term as Chair of the National Aboriginal Law section of the Canadian Bar Association. She has been involved with the National Aboriginal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association for over 10 years, first as an executive member… Read more »
Micha Menczer was again included in the 2016 publication Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Aboriginal Law. He has been recognized for his expertise in the field of Aboriginal Law every year since the inception of the publication in 2006.
Ming Song will be chairing the “Land Management” panel and Kathryn Deo will be a speaker on the “Financing and Taxation as Economic Development Tools” panel at the 2015 CBA National Aboriginal Law conference at Membertou, NS June 11-12, 2015. The theme of this year’s… Read more »
Kathryn Deo will be presenting on Property Tax Enforcement at the First Nations Tax Administrators Association 21st Annual National Forum on September 24, 2014 at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria. Information about the conference can be found at http://fntaa.ca/docs/2014_conference_registration.pdf. __ On September 5, 2014… Read more »
Micha Menczer was again included in the 2014 publication Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Aboriginal Law. He has been recognized for his expertise in the field of Aboriginal Law every year since the inception of the publication in 2006. In addition, this… Read more »
Arbutus Law Group LLP partners Micha Menczer, Kathryn Deo, and Ming Song attended the Canadian Bar Association 2014 National Aboriginal Law Conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Kathryn Deo was the conference co-chair and Micha Menczer presented a paper entitled “Recognition and Implementation of Self-Government.”
In an unprecedented, unanimous decision written by the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court of Canada unequivocally held that a First Nation, in this case the Tsilhqot’in Nation, successfully established Aboriginal title to its claimed area. In so doing, the decision provides a clear and substantive framework for establishing Aboriginal title, the rights Aboriginal title confers and the application of provincial laws of general application to land held under Aboriginal title – all within the backdrop of recognizing and requiring a culturally sensitive approach.