Rules for Blockaders – in a nutshell

Having been blockaded (armed with a superior court order no less and accompanied by an archeologist – all in furtherance of the primary recommendation of the Ipperwash Inquiry) it was with great interest that I reviewed the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent directive to blockaders – start playing fair! This long overdue ruling involved a BC native family out to protect its traplines...

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Williams Ruling – Native Legal Win # 166

Last week’s headlines proclaimed: “B.C. Court Rules Tsilhqot’in First Nation has no claim to territorial land”. Their claim for broad-based aboriginal title was defeated. So why am I calling this a native win? Based on their semi-nomadic historical footprint exercised throughout their traditional lands, the Court of Appeal ruled that this set of facts did not entitle natives to a broad...

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