Keewatin – Native legal win #179

Here’s a CBC interview regarding this important Ontario Court of Appeal ruling:

A strategist and lawyer argues the recent court ruling against Grassy Narrows should actually be considered a victory for First Nations.

On Monday, Ontario’s Court of Appeal said the provincial government has the authority to issue logging permits on Grassy Narrows traditional territory, overturning a previous Superior Court decision that had sided with the First Nation.

But lawyer Bill Gallagher said the ruling also defines Ontario’s duty to consult with First Nations on the use of traditional land, and sets out “major obligations” for the Crown — a clarification he said has been missing until now.

Read the CBC Interview

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