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Residential School Agreement FAQs
Peter Grant is Representative
Peter Grant & Associates are proud to be part of the Independent Counsel Group who has adopted the CBA Guidelines for how to address Residential School Claims. Those Guidelines are provided in the detailed report on Indian Residential Schools.
CBA Guidelines [PDF]
Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council The Supreme Court clarified the “triggers” for the duty to consult and affirmed that the duty arises when the Crown has actual or “constructive knowledge” where the Crown has reason to “reasonably suspect” that the lands have been traditionally occupied by an aboriginal community. Read the Case Commentary here [PDF]. More and Link to Decision here.
Wii'litswx Case Review Recognition as the basis for Reconciliation. Read the Case Review here [PDF].
Should We Take the Government to Court? The advantages, disadvantages & strategies of using litigation when considering whether to take a government to court on decisions potentially affecting aboriginal and treaty rights. Read the Speaking Notes[PDF]
Open Net Cage Aquaculture on Traditional Territory In Blaney et al v. British Columbia (The Minister of Agriculture Food and Fisheries) et al. , 2005 BCSC 283, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Powers applied the recent SCC decisions in Haida and Taku to rule that the Provincial Crown as represented by the Minister of Agriculture Food and Fisheries, had not met its duty to consult with the Xwémalhkwu First Nation (Homalco Indian Band) in his reasons for judgment handed down on March 2, 2005 Read the Case Comment [PDF]
Sacred Sites Under Threat
First Nations Sacred Sites in Canada's Courts is published by UBC Press, and can be ordered here.
Supporting the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run
Retirement Announcement for Allan Early
For more than fifteen years Allan has practiced Aboriginal Law devoting himself to the Residential School Survivors Claims. Allan has also studied climate change as it affects First Nations.
Law has been Allan’s third major career and he says he is now shifting gears as he moves onto his fourth career.
Allan has been a valuable part of our legal team and will be missed at Peter Grant and Associates. We extend our best wishers for success in his future endeavors.
Peter Grant & Associates honoured to assist the Ktunaxa Nation in fight against proposed Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort
Peter Grant & Associates Welcomes Krystle Tan to the Firm
Aboriginal Consultation and Accommodation in a Multi Project Setting
Presentation to the Western Canada Aboriginal Law Forum by Myron Barr.
April 27, 2009: Hagwilget Village Gets Justice After 50 Years
A small First Nation community in northern BC has made history for itself today. Read More