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Tsilqhot'in victory bolsters First Nations across country

David Ball

Tsilqhot'in victory bolsters First Nations across country
Property Information
Resource Type News Article
  • English
Year 2014
Country Canada
  • Indigenous Governance
  • Media Reports
  • Rights and Legal Framework
Complexity Practical
  • Canadian Law
  • Environmental Impact
Written By NGO
Written For
  • Indigenous Allies
  • Indigenous Communities
Description Tsilhoqot’in people won a case that was brought to the Supreme Court of Canada over legal title to 1,700 square kilometres of traditional hunting and trapping territories. The ruling gives legal validity to the long-standing Aboriginal claims to territory beyond their reserves. While this ruling does require that governments justify economic projects on traditional lands, it does not give Aboriginal peoples veto power.
Copyright Public Domain