Supreme Court of Canada –  2 S.C.R. 846Manitoba FundingIndian ActSeizure
The Court gives a strict meaning to the exemptions from seizure and garnishment contained in the Indian Act. The funds of a Comprehensive Funding Arrangement, by which the federal finances the Band, are not exempted.
Are the funds from a CFA between an Indian band and the federal government deemed situated on a reserve, thus exempting them from seizure under sections 89 and 90 of the Indian Act?
Supreme Court of Canada –  3 S.C.R. 371British Columbia Funding
In this case, the Court considers the financing of Aboriginal law cases, often very expensive. It recognizes that there are situations where it is in the public interest that the government finances the trial.
What conditions must be fulfilled for the courts to exercise their inherent jurisdiction to award interim costs when dealing in Aboriginal law?