Aboriginal Law Update

An inuksuk with snow-covered mountain tops in the background

August 2011

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Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources 2011 ONSC 4801 – Case Summary

Sandra A. Gogal

Introduction In a landmark 300+ page decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the government of Ontario does not have the authority to interfere with harvesting rights of the Grassy Narrows First Nation under Treaty 3. Background Grassy...

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New Draft Requirements for Aboriginal Consultation on Renewable Energy Projects

Sandra A. Gogal

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has released a Draft Aboriginal Consultation Guide for preparing a Renewable Energy Approval Application (“Guide”). The Guide lays out the requirements for project proponents to consult with Aboriginal communities in the Renewable Energy Approval...

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