2015 CBA National Aboriginal Law Conference

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 »

September 2014 Updates

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 »

Arbutus Law Group LLP attends CBA Conference

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.”

ALG note re Tsilhqot’in decision from Supreme Court of Canada

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.

Summer 2014 Announcements

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.

Speaking Engagement

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.

November 2013 Announcements

Micha Menczer made a presentation on “Implementing Self-Government”  at the Westbank First Nation Economic Development Conference.

September 2013 Announcement

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.