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Publications Written by White Raven Law Associates



(Facets Journal, Simon Fraser University, 2018)
Written by Jonathan W. Moore, Linda Nowlan, Martin Olszynski, Aerin L. Jacob, Brett Favaro, Lynda Collins, G.L. Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson and Jill Weitz.


"The Stories Art Tells: Lessons from the Charles Edenshaw Exhibit"

(Huffington Post, January 2014)
Written by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson


"weaving together our future: the interaction of haida laws to achieve respectful co-existence"

(Indigenous Legal Orders and the Common Law, Continuing Legal Educations Society of British Columbia, November 2012)
Written by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson


"sacred objects, art and nature in a global economy"

Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization (San Francisco: International Forum on Globalization; republished by Sierra Club Books, 2006).
Written by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson


"Forest People: First nations lead the way towards a sustainable future"

Sustaining the Forests of the Pacific Coast: Forging Truces in the War in the Woods (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press)
Written by David R. Boyd and Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson


"cultural perpetuation: repatriation of first nations cultural heritage", (1995)

Special Issue, University of British Columbia Law Review, 183.
An examination of the indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives of cultural heritage, with a critical evaluation of museums and other institutions and the need for co-management of cultural heritage. The role that repatriation can have in cultural sustainability.
Written by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson


"applying haida ethics in today's fishery"

Just Fish: Ethics and Canadian Marine Fisheries (St. Johns: ISER,2000; excerpt reproduced in Celebration 2000: Restoring Balance through Culture (Juneau: Sealaska Heritage Foundation, 2000)). A description of the Haida worldview, an exploration of how it may be applied to the modern fishery and how "justice" according to law is redefining the relationship between indigenous peoples and Canada.
Written by Russ Jones and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson



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"on the front cover: terri-lynn Williams-Davidson"

The Advocate Magazine. 335 Vol.70, part 3, May 2012. Published by the Vancouver Bar Association.
Written by Michael Jackson, Q.C.


"walk gently on the land, intimate portraits of alumni contributors to aboriginal law in canada: terri-lynn williams-davidson, class of 1995"

UBC Law Alumni Magazine, Winter 2008. (Vancouver: UBC Faculty of Law), at pp. 28-29.
Written by Diane Haynes.


Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson of White Raven Law, who served as counsel for the Haida Nation, said the First Nations groups who intervened “were all motivated by the same desire, to show there is a third level of governance in this country and Indigenous people are a part of that.”

“There is no mention of Indigenous jurisdiction or any of the submissions of the interest parties in this decision, so that of course is disappointing,” she said. “If you look at the division of powers in Canada’s Constitution it reflects the political and social reality of Confederation at the time, and the decision from the Court of Appeal is quite an anachronistic viewpoint of Canada’s federalism because it doesn’t reference Indigenous peoples anywhere in the decision.”

Williams-Davidson said her client had not made a decision about whether they were intervening at the Supreme Court.

“Clearly the decision in this case would not have resulted in the court affirming that a certain Indigenous party had jurisdiction or not, but our client did think it was important to address the principles of it to ensure there was some room for the court to affirm that jurisdiction is not exhaustively divided between Canada and the provinces in this country,” she said.

“Everybody hears the word reconciliation in Canada, and turning to a different type of cooperative federalism would be the next logical step on advancing it.”

(The Lawyer's Daily, June 3, 2019) Written by Ian Burns