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Strategic Intervention Project

In absence of a strategic litigation coordination function, Aboriginal litigants may be left to fend for themselves on appeals. More likely, unless First Nations spend the resources to monitor leave applications for the top court, they will be unaware of intervention opportunities relevant to ongoing issues they are facing.

The main purpose of the Strategic Intervention Project would be to identify opportunities for the IRC or for members of IRC to make interventions which would advance the state of aboriginal law. This would be especially true with respect for the four primary subject matter areas of the Center.

Where there are opportunities for intervention which have been clearly identified, this project would create a central clearinghouse capable of coordinating intervention issues and intervenors.