Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


Aldridge’s bridge to King George III

November 11th, 2015

Gosnell, Joe & Glen Clark

When Chief Joe Gosnell signed Nisga’a Agreement with Premier Glen Clark (right), Jim Aldridge played a key role in the lengthy negotiation process.

From 1980, Jim Aldridge, QC, has represented the Nisga’a First Nation in treaty negotiations, mainly as lead counsel, and as of 2015 he continued to act for the Nisga’a Lisims Government as general counsel. He has also helped to represent the Manitoba Métis Federation for Métis land rights claims and he assists the lawsuit brought by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated against the federal Crown for breach of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. With Ottawa-based Terry Fenge, Aldridge has co-edited Keeping Promises: The Royal Proclamation of 1763, Aboriginal Rights, and Treaties of Canada (McGill-Queens $34.95), a collection of essays that marks the 250th anniversary of King George III’s proclamation in 1763 that reserved lands west of the Appalachian Mountains for Indians, and required the Crown to purchase Indian land through treaties that were to be negotiated without coercion and in public. 978-0-7735-4587-8

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