Under certain statutes, tribes can exercise civil jurisdiction over non-Indians. For instance, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act allows tribes to pursue claims for natural resource...more
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this article may refer to the names of people who are deceased.
In Watson on behalf of Nyikina & Mangala v Backreef Oil Pty Ltd...more
On October 3, 2013, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Wash. Dept. of Ecology (No. 87672-0, Wash. Oct. 3, 2013) that the Department of Ecology exceeded its authority by applying...more
On September 26, 2013, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Stellat’en First Nation (Stellat’en) and confirmed that Crown consultation was adequate in granting the approvals for the Thompson Creek...more
Alberta: Lameman v. Alberta, 2013 ABCA 148 -
The Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) brought a Statement of Claim before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench alleging that the Alberta and federal governments have failed to...more
On April 23, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision dismissing an application commenced by the Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit (the Applicant) to judicially review the Order in Council (OIC) issued on the...more
On December 27, 2012, the Yukon Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Ross River Dena Council v Government of Yukon, 2012 YKCA 14. The decision related to an appeal of Mr. Justice Veale’s decision regarding the claim of...more
On November 26, 2012, the Alberta Court of Appeal released the decision of Justice Slatter denying leave to appeal a decision made by the Joint Review Panel (the Panel) established to evaluate Shell Canada’s application to...more
On December 20, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit expanded fee-shifting incentives for parties that intervene in challenges to Clean Air Act rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The...more
Duke Energy has been cleared to update power lines near the Eastern Band of the Cherokee’s reservation in the western North Carolina mountains.
Late last month, the North Carolina Utilities Commission handed down their...more
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