Troy Hunter

About Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter J.D. (Co-op Law) is an aboriginal lawyer with Remedios & Company in Vancouver, BC.

Aboriginal Child Protection and Dual Citizenship: Membership has its Benefits

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In British Columbia, the Director representing the Ministry of Children and Family Development must notify the Aboriginal community (i.e. Indian Band) when there are child protection concerns such as removal of a child from their parents. Under the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA), an Aboriginal Community (i.e. “treaty first nation, an Indian band […]

New West Lands Reserve: Parts Unknown

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In 1763, after the Treaty of Paris, a map was published by, Robert Sayer: A New Map of North America, with the British, French, Spanish, Dutch & Danish Dominions on that great Continent; and the West India Islands, According to the Definitive Treaty concluded at Paris 10th February 1763 . It’s fascinating to look closely […]

Access to Justice: Potential Alternatives for Indigenous Peoples

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About a year ago, there had been some publicity concerning Louie v. Louie BCCA, a court case where I acted as barrister and solicitor for an intervenor at the B.C. Court of Appeal. The case had involved a band member who sued his Chief and Council for a breach of fiduciary obligation. I was approached […]

Era of Reconciliation: A Sacred Relationship

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The truth be told, Canada’s dealing with its Indigenous populations has a dismal historical record. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has faced this issue head on. In its report, it states: Residential schooling was only a part of the colonization of Aboriginal people. The policy of colonization suppressed Aboriginal culture and languages, disrupted Aboriginal government, […]

The Best Interests of the Aboriginal Child

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In the British Columbia Family Law Act, (FLA) Part 4, Division 7 – Extra-provincial Matters Respecting Parenting Arrangements, there is legislation designed to ensure the best interests of the child are met.  The Court is guided by best interests on numerous factors including: the child’s health and emotional well-being; the views of the child if […]

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