Of Interest Bulletin – June 2018

Here are some of the events, stories and articles that recently caught the attention of JFK Law’s lawyers and staff.

EVENT: National Indigenous Day, June 21, 2018.

National Indigenous Day is coming up on June 21, 2018. This day celebrates the diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada.

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Local opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline could effectively stop the project. Kinder Morgan has threatened to walk away from the project and set a May 31 deadline for the federal government to neutralize opposition from the BC Government that’s “vowed to use every tool to block it”.




Global News: Kinder Morgan halts Trans Mountain pipeline expansion amid B.C. opposition.





UVic is offering the world’s first Indigenous law degree. The university will combine the study of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous law.

Uvic: World’s first Indigenous law degree to be offered at UVic.



In early May, Ontario’s government announced that it has signed a series of resource revenue sharing agreements that will see First Nation’s leverage to negotiate with Canada increased.The agreements, made with First Nations represented by Grand Council Treaty #3, Wabun Tribal Council and Mushkegowuk Council, will see Ontario share 45 per cent of annual revenue from forestry stumpage with the First Nations.

CBC: ‘A truly historic agreement’: province and northern Ontario First Nations to share resource revenues.



Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation was the first nation to participate in CBC’s Media Mentoring and Training program. CBC visited the nation and brouht mentors to help members of the nation tell their own stories. Click on the image to learn more.

CBC: Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation using new media to showcase their culture.



JFK is very pleased to announce that four associates have joined the firm. Click on the names below to view their profiles and learn more about our JFK team:



Aria Laskin











Katelyn Crabtree










Mae Price













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