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SCC Decision on Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation – First Peoples Law LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation appeal today, weighing in on Indigenous jurisdiction and the Charter.

Here is a breakdown of the decision, including differences between the majority and dissenting reasons: Case in Brief | Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2024 SCC | Supreme Court of Canada

The full decision is available here: Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2024 SCC 10 (CanLII)

Check out Kate Gunn’s backgrounder on the lower court rulings leading up to the decision here, highlighting its implications for Indigenous law and governance across the country: Indigenous Jurisdiction and the Charter | First Peoples Law LLP | Kate Gunn

First Peoples Law is a law firm dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. We work closely with First Nations to defend their Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights, uphold their Indigenous laws and governance and ensure economic prosperity for their members.

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