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Vancouver Media Co-op: Delgamuukw versus The Queen

VMC, December 11, 2017: 20 years later, Gisdayway family produces searing report on a legacy of dispossession and division following the court ruling that Gitksan and Wetsuwet’en title survives. On December 11, 1997, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that British Columbia has not extinguished Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en title and rights. The watershed case collected […]

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Video: Part 1 – “Protection of ‘Hunting Grounds’ is the foundation of Canadian Aboriginal & Environmental Law”

“Protection of “hunting grounds” is the foundation of Canadian Aboriginal & Environmental law.”  This is part 1 of 4 of Jack Woodward’s keynote presentation at the Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law Conference [PDF], on June 11, 2015 at Fortress Louisberg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia. Transcript: My dear fellow lawyers in the National Aboriginal Law Section […]

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Video: Part 2 – The NDP stood up for Aboriginal people & created s. 35 of the Constitution Act

“How the NDP stood up for Aboriginal People & created section 35 of the Constitution Act”  This is part 2 of 4 of Jack Woodward’s keynote presentation at the Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law Conference [PDF], on June 11, 2015 in Fortress Louisberg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia. Transcript: Today at lunch our speaker Manny Jules reminded us […]

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Video: Part 3 – “The Ecological Content of Aboriginal & Treaty Rights Under Section 35 Canada’s Constitution”

“The ecological content of Aboriginal & treaty rights under Section 35 of Canada’s Constitution.”  This is part 3 of 4 of Jack Woodward’s keynote presentation at the Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law Conference [PDF], on June 11, 2015 at Fortress Louisberg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia.    

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Video: Part 4 – You can change the world – Jack Woodward on aboriginal rights

“You can change the world.”  This is part 4 of 4 of Jack Woodward’s keynote presentation at the Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law Conference [PDF], on June 11, 2015 at Fortress Louisberg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia. Transcript: Increasingly, the burden of protecting the environment in Canada has fallen on the shoulders of aboriginal people. […]

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Video: Lead lawyer explains Tsilhqot’in case, aboriginal title and rights

The Common Sense Canadian, July 4, 2014: In early 2008, on the heels of BC Supreme Court Justice David Vickers’ initial ruling in favour of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation’s Williams case, I interviewed the plaintiff’s lead lawyer, Jack Woodward at his office in Victoria. Throughout this in-depth discussion, Woodward details the case itself, the intersection of aboriginal […]

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National Post: Jack Woodward lawyer: The real anniversary of Canada’s founding

National Post, October 7, 2013: No government in Canada plans to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of our country. On Oct. 7, 2013, one of the oldest continuous written constitutions on the planet reaches a quarter of a millennium. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 — Canada’s founding document — stands for four enduring principles: […]

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