Casework: Kebaowek First Nation - Pipeline Assessment and Indigenous Jurisdiction

CELA was formerly retained by Kebaowek First Nation in relation to a federal impact assessment of a proposed 780 km natural gas pipeline that stretches from northeastern Ontario to southern Quebec. 

Kebaowek First Nation is part of Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council, and the pipeline route crosses the unceded, inherent and Aboriginal rights and title territory of our client and other Algonquin First Nations. 

Since this proposal is one of the first projects to be assessed under Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act, this is an important national test case that involves federal, provincial and Indigenous jurisdiction.