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An Introduction to Inuit Rights and Arctic Sovereignty

The rapidly changing climate in the Arctic is opening up the possibility of exploiting the natural resources contained in the Arctic Ocean seabed.  Arctic and non-Arctic States are angling to gain control over these resources that were previously locked below the sea ice.   What cannot be forgotten in the focus on State sovereignty over the […]

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Robin Campbell
Robin Campbell
Robin Campbell is a lawyer with Hutchins Legal Inc., specializing in Aboriginal and international law. Robin is part of the Hutchins Legal team, led by Peter W. Hutchins, which has been examining the rights of Inuit in the Arctic Ocean and Canada’s Arctic sovereignty. Over the past five years, Hutchins Legal has been commissioned by Senator Watt to produce a series of papers on these issues. This article builds on this work.
 

Inuit Rights to the Arctic

As I continue my work on the issue of Inuit rights to the Arctic, my guiding principles are that Inuit must be equal partners in decision-making in the Arctic, resource development must promote the health of Inuit communities, and the environment must be protected. I am currently looking at what impact the melting ice has […]

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Senator Charlie Watt
Senator Charlie Watt
The Honourable Charlie Watt is the only Inuk Senator in Canada. In 1984, he was appointed to the Senate by the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau for his advocacy on behalf of the Inuit. Senator Charlie Watt represents the province of Quebec and the Senatorial Division of Inkerman. For additional information on Arctic Sovereignty or Senator Watt, please see http://liberalsenateforum.ca/senator/wattc/
 

Viewpoint 38-6: A Bench Mark case indeed!

Just as we were preparing the final touches to this issue of LawNow, my editorial assistant reminded me that we did not have a Viewpoint column. Perhaps I can blame the lead-up to summer time that this omission had slipped my notice.  However, we were handed a gift by the Supreme Court of Canada on […]

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Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the Acting Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. www.cplea.ca
 

Vol 37-5: May/Jun 2013

  Full PDF of this issue Table of Contents Featured Articles: Families in Flux Special Report: Resource Development Issues Departments Columns Printable PDF version   Featured Articles: Families in Flux Change is life and life is change! Families change and sometimes, the law will be a part of this process. Common Immigration Mistakes That Canadian […]

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The Yukon’s Open Entry Mining System Declared a Breach of the Duty to Consult with First Nations

  Ross River Dena Council v Government of the Yukon 2012 YKCA 14 As Canada’s MPs returned to the House of Commons this January they were greeted by jingle dancers on Parliament Hill. The gathering was one of more than 30 to be held across Canada as part of a national day of action in […]

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Tessa Crosby
Tessa Crosby is a student at Osgoode Hall Law School, in Toronto, Ontario.
 


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