The Supreme Court Law Review: Osgoode’s Annual Constitutional Cases Conference

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Williams Lake and Mikisew Cree: Update on Fiduciary Duty and the Honour of the Crown


This article considers the Supreme Court’s two Aboriginal law decisions of 2018. They are not ground-breaking: the first applies existing Aboriginal law jurisprudence, and the second limits the application of existing jurisprudence. Neither case says anything fundamental about the nature of reconciliation or the honour of the Crown. When seen together, however, they show a court that is invested in reconciliation but wanting to limit its role in achieving reconciliation.