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Mackenzie River Valley Inquiry: theatreoffire.org

Hard Choices: A Life of Tom Berger

"Thomas Berger, lawyer who fought for groundbreaking Indigenous land claims, dead at 88"

BC Premier John Horgan on Thomas R. Berger

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thomas R. Berger

Vancouver-Granville MP Jody Wilson-Raybould on Thomas R. Berger

JFK Law Obituary, by Tim Dickinson: "Tom was one of the prime movers in the formation of contemporary Aboriginal law. He brought the first seminal cases when he was a young lawyer. In Bob and White, which the Supreme Court decided in 1965, he won recognition for the existence and legal enforceability of one of the Douglas Treaties on Vancouver Island. He followed up that decision with an even more significant judgment – the Supreme Court’s decision in Calder, released in 1973 – which established that Aboriginal title can exist in Canadian law. He later brought other major cases to the Supreme Court that helped grow the jurisprudence, including Manitoba Métis Federation, which elaborated on the Honour of the Crown.”

"B.C. legal giant Thomas Berger helped define Indigenous rights in Canadian law" - The Globe and Mail

"Tom Berger’s Cases Revealed His Moral Character", by Ian Gill for the Tyee