OKT In the News

OKTs lawyers are often in the news to share their expertise and experience. Check back here often for updates! Media can also email info@oktlaw.com to be put in touch with someone if you are unsure of which lawyer to contact.

3 Jan 2020 – New child welfare system takes effect

27 Jan 2020 – Time for Charter challenge on First Nations drinking water

27 Jan 2020 – Yes, Genocide

27 Jan 2020 – ‘What our ancestors meant:’ Canada, First Nations create new park reserve

14 Aug 2019 – Apology to Qikiqtani Inuit leaves QIA president filled with hope

15 Aug 2019 – Muskrat Falls Inquiry commissioner addresses Indigenous concerns

3 Jul 2019 – Ontario Human Rights Commission calls for removal of Indigenous themed mascots and logos

24 Jun 2019 – Former Justice LaForme stresses importance of vigilance in rights protection at Pride Month event

11 Jun 2019 – Judge calls for health care improvements at Winnipeg Remand Centre after inmate death

6 May 2019 – Podcast: Saugeen Ojibway Nation claims to land underwater and for broken treaty promises

23 Apr 2019 – Massive Bruce Peninsula land claim headed to court

14 May 2019 – Hope will blossom if Saugeen claims succeed: Roote

2 May 2019 – Court hears traditional knowledge in peninsula claim

23 Apr 2019 – $80-billion Bruce Peninsula land claim trial to begin Thursday

3 May 2019 – Two Ontario First Nations are claiming title to large parts of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay

25 Apr 2019 – First Nation sues for title to massive, scenic swath of Ontario and $90B as landmark trial starts

25 Apr 2019 – Historic trial begins for Saugeen Ojibway Nation claims to land underwater and for broken treaty promises

19 Feb 2019 – Lutselk’e votes to support creation of Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

7 Feb 2019 – Alberta contributes $3.3M for huge solar farm in remote Fort Chipewyan

16 Jan 2019 – Constitutional challenge mounted for Innu charged with illegally hunting caribou

13 Dec 2018 – Mississauga to remove Indigenous-themed mascots, imagery from sports facilities

10 Dec 2018 – Exploration deals move Manitoba mining into modern era

30 Nov 2018 – Harry LaForme joins Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP

21 Nov 2018 – Harry LaForme, a groundbreaking Indigenous judge, looks back in anger at the milestone Canada missed

1 Aug 2018 – OKT articling student Jason Mercredi recognized for advancing reconciliation at Queen’s University

26 Jul 2017 – OKT partner Lorraine Land explains the two new SCC decisions on consultation and accommodation on BNN

18 Jul 2017 – OKT proud to have supported clients Saugeen Ojibway Nation in their victory for fair consultation with adequate funding

7 Jun 2017 – OKT in the Globe & Mail: Indigenous rights in Canada: significant work still needed

6 Feb 2017 – OKT’s Corey Shefman at the forefront of the fight against Trump travel ban

27 Jan 2017 – OKT’s Matt McPherson teaches Manitoba Premier a history lesson on treaty rights

26 Jan 2017 – OKT’s Bob Rae reflects on Orwell’s lessons for the Trump era

1 Dec 2016 – Judith Rae explains the new Anishnabek Nation education self-government agreement