RAVEN Cases Mapping Justice

Defend the Treaties

By RAVEN / September 18, 2020 /

Beaver Lake Cree Nation filed a constitutional challenge over the impacts of multiple tar sands mines and other industrial development in Beaver Lake Cree territory. They are the first community to ever challenge – and be granted a trial on – the cumulative environmental, social, and cultural impacts of industrial development. A win would force…

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The People v. Trans Mountain

By Andrea Palframan / September 4, 2018 /

THE PEOPLE v TRANS MOUNTAIN Context: The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project aims to construct a pipeline from Edmonton, AB to Burnaby, BC to export Alberta oil internationally. This pipeline would increase oil tanker traffic on the British Columbia Coast by 700%, more than 400 tankers a year. As per the SFU risk…

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Pull Together to Stop Enbridge Northern Gateway

By Andrea Palframan / June 30, 2016 /

ENBRIDGE Gitxaala Nation v. Canada Year: 2016 Court: Federal Court of Appeal Citation: 2016 FCA 187 Location: BC TAGS: Aboriginal Title; Duty to Consult; Mineral/Mining/Natural Resources; RAVEN Projects are not likely to proceed if governments fail to meaningfully engage with rights and title holders. Summary: In June 2014, Cabinet approved the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.…

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Justice for the Peace: The Site C Case

By Andrea Palframan / October 31, 2015 /

BC Hydro’s Site C Project Context: BC Hydro’s Site C project is a dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeastern British Columbia. If it is completed, Site C will be the third dam built by BC Hydro on the Peace River. The Site C project is on land covered by Treaty…

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First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon

By RAVEN / October 30, 2012 /

First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon Year: 2017 Court: Supreme Court of Canada Citation: 2017 SCC 58 Location: YT TAGS: Duty to Consult; Modern Treaty Agreements A government does not have the authority to unilaterally modify land use plans contrary to negotiated agreements.  Summary:  Final agreements (treaties) between the federal government, territorial government…

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