Keewatin – Native legal win #179

Here’s a CBC interview regarding this important Ontario Court of Appeal ruling: A strategist and lawyer argues the recent court ruling against Grassy Narrows should actually be considered a victory for First Nations. On Monday, Ontario’s Court of Appeal said the provincial government has the authority to issue logging permits on Grassy Narrows traditional territory, overturning a previous...

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CBC News: Northbeat – Interview with Bill Gallagher

CBC’s Randy Henderson interviews Bill Gallagher about his new book, Resource Rulers and the situation in Northern Canada. Please scrub to the 38 minute mark to watch the interview. Source: CBC News Northbeat CBC News: Northbeat has the North covered An experienced news team tell the stories that matter to Northerners, giving them the information they need to know to navigate life...

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CBC Sudbury Interview – First Nations power growing in natural resource development

CBC Sudbury Interview – First Nations power growing in natural resource development

Ontario First Nations are demanding to be heard when it comes to natural resource developments. Listen to my recent interview with CBC Sudbury and how Solid Gold’s approach is an example of how not to talk to Natives! Source – CBC...

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Resource Rulers – CBC Interview, Superior Morning

As context for the following CBC interview, it’s important to note that natives have amassed an unprecedented legal winning streak throughout the past decade – currently ringing in at 167 wins almost in a row – right across the Canadian resources sector.  That number of winning rulings makes them rulers “Resource Rulers” in my books because that’s essentially...

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CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – Could Ontario follow Quebec’s lead on First Nations relations?

CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – Could Ontario follow Quebec’s lead on First Nations relations?

Canadians saw the realpolitiks behind a hoped for National Energy Strategy play out in full view at the premiers council meeting during the week of July 23, in Halifax. The premiers of Alberta and British Columbia dueled over the Northern Gateway Pipeline, while Quebec’s premier was cast in the role of statesman. One of the reasons Quebec could assume this role was its recent success with...

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