Video: John Borrows on the Wet'suwet'en and the Costal Gaslink Pipeline

John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria, discusses controversies surrounding the Coastal GasLink Pipeline case as it related to Canadian law. After briefly introducing Wet'suwet'en political organization, he examines British Columbia legal history. He then contextualizes the case through considering issues of Wet'suwet'en title, Wet'suwet'en jurisdiction, Wet'suwet'en law, and the need for internal dispute resolution and intersocietal frameworks for creating better relationships with the Crown. The role of injunctions and civil disobedience in dealing with Indigenous legal issues is also considered.

*audio and video are slightly out of synch.