The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the Coastal GasLink pipeline show how Indigenous legal orders are sidelined from decision-making processes. As Robert Hamilton asks, can state and Indigenous legal regimes co-exist?
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Robert Hamilton is an assistant professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in philosophy from St. Thomas University, a J.D. from the University of New Brunswick Law School and an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Robert is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. His dissertation focuses on Aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada’s Maritime provinces, and his research engages law, legal history, and theoretical perspectives on law and history. He has published on Aboriginal land and treaty rights in the Maritime provinces and has presented his research at numerous academic conferences.