News

Latest articles

Download article: 
Published Date: 
11 Apr 2019

Indigenous children are disproportionately represented in Canada’s child welfare system. Harmful policies and practices have impacted generations of Indigenous children and torn communities apart. Change is needed, but slow to come.

Published Date: 
29 Mar 2019

On March 18- 22, 2019, the BC Court of Appeal heard a reference case to determine the constitutional validity, applicability and operability of proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act that would provide for a permitting system for companies transporting hazardous substances throug

Published Date: 
28 Feb 2019

In a decision issued January 30, BC Supreme Court Justice Nigel Kent granted the Saik'uz and Stellat'en First Nations permission to amend their court claim to seek declaratory relief should they prove their allegations against Rio Tinto Alcan. Specifically, Justice Kent found that they could

Download article: 
Published Date: 
15 Jan 2019

On January 15, 2019, Chief Justice Veale of the Yukon Supreme Court declared that Canada has a legal obligation to negotiate a self-government Financial Transfer Agreement with Teslin Tlingit Council pursuant to their Final Agreement and sections 16.1 and 16.3 of the Self-Government Agreemen

Download article: 
Published Date: 
31 Aug 2018

The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on the basis that Canada failed to fulfill its duty to consult First Nations, including the Squamish Nation and Coldwater Indian Band represented by Ratcliff & Company lawyers Matthew Kirchner, Aaron Bru

Published Date: 
29 Aug 2018

The Ministry of Children and Family development has committed to an action plan in response to court rulings in favour of Huu-ay-aht First Nations represented by Ratcliff & Company.

Published Date: 
23 Feb 2018

A BC Supreme Court ruling that orders the provincial government to ensure an Indigenous mother has daily access to her newborn child so she does not lose her maternal bond could impact other First Nations throughout the country. Maegen Giltrow, legal counsel for Huu-ay-aht and the mother, de

Published Date: 
21 Aug 2018
On August 21, 2018 the Minister of Indigenous Services announced that the Federal Government will be providing $4.2 million in funding to support the Huu-ay-aht First Nations Social Services Project. The funding will be put towards community services focusing on cultural awareness and support for Huu-ay-aht families.

Pages