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.
Micha Menczer will be presenting a paper on “Recognition and Implementation of Self-Government” at the Canadian Bar Association 2014 National Aboriginal Law Conference “Nation Building Under Land Claims Agreements , Treaties and Self-Government Agreements” in Iqualuit, Nunavut June 20, 2014.
Ming Song will be speaking at the Federated Press Conference, “2nd Mini LLB for Aboriginal Leadership” on March 3 & 4, 2014 in Vancouver. She will be speaking on Conflicts of Interest.
Micha Menczer made a presentation on “Implementing Self-Government” at the Westbank First Nation Economic Development Conference.
Kathryn Deo will be speaking September 11-13 at the 20th Annual First Nations Tax Administrators Association in St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook BC. You can see the agenda here in PDF format.