Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation, a Vancouver-based law firm dedicated to defending and advancing Aboriginal title, Aboriginal rights and treaty rights.
Bruce represents First Nations across Canada. His recent and ongoing work includes representing one of the First Nation appellants in Grassy Narrows at the Supreme Court of Canada, advising Manitoba First Nations on revenue sharing for mines, the successful opposition of the proposed Prosperity Mine in British Columbia, and representing the Treaty 9 First Nation closest to the proposed Ring of Fire development in northern Ontario.
Bruce holds a law degree, a Ph.D. in Aboriginal and environmental history, and is a Fulbright Scholar.
POSSIBLE TOPICS OF DISCUSSION: The Grassy Narrows decision and provincial responsibility for Treaty rights; Towards consent-based consultation; and Overlapping claims Implications for treaty territories Reconciliation as colonization