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Dzawada’enuxw First Nation held a series of information sessions for its members

From November 24th to 28th, the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation held a series of information sessions for its members located across Vancouver Island and on the mainland. Traditional Chief Willie Moon explained the Nation’s history with the fish farms, and how the decision to launch the title claim and judicial review came about. Lawyer Ethan Krindle was present […]

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Indigenous Forests Discussion Roundtable in Nanaimo hosted by the Sierra Club of BC

E.J. Woodward Law Corporation lawyer, Ethan Krindle, gave a presentation  on active and potential title, rights and the current legal landscape.

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Radio interviews on CBC’s Early Edition and Daybreak North in regards to the Trans Mountain Expansion

Jack’s interview with Stephen Quinn on the Early Edition for May 30, 2018 appears at the 51:23 minute mark and his interview with Carolina de Ryk on Daybreak North for May 30, 2018 appears at the 1 hour 23:17 minute mark. Please take a moment to listen.  

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Radio Interview: Cooperative Federalism and the Trans Mountain Pipeline with Each For All the Co-operative Connection

Each for All, May 22, 2018: The federal government is buying the Trans Mountain pipeline in order to get Alberta oil to tidewater in what it says is “the national interest.” British Columbia is asking the court whether it can regulate the product in that pipeline – diluted bitumen-  as it defends its environment. Some First Nations […]

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Transcript of Jack’s interview with Michelle Eliot on CBC’s the Early Edition in regards to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

Transcription of CBC’s the Early Edition April 23, 2018 Jack Woodward’s comments on the Kinder Morgan pipeline at 1:30:07 of interview with Michelle Eliot in for Stephen Quinn. Michelle: The dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project continues. Kinder Morgan says it needs regulatory clarity in BC by May 31st in order to push […]

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Podcast of Jack’s interview with Michelle Eliot on CBC’s the Early Edition in regards to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

To hear Jack’s interview please click here, he appears at the 1 hour and 30 minute mark.

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Transcript: CBC’s The Current on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities.

The Current Transcript for April 17, 2018 Host: Laura Lynch Stories from this episode: Transcript: Prologue Transcript: Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities Transcript: Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi’s family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees Transcript: Why a water-gulping Wisconsin plant is a wake-up call for Canada To read […]

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Sound clip: CBC’s The Current on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities.

CBC the Current, April 17, 2018: As the divide thickens for politicians in B.C. and Alberta over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the sentiment also resonates with First Nations in these provinces. First Nation leaders in favour of the project argue there’s an opportunity for economic prosperity for their people. But critics warn […]

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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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