Supreme Court grants land title to B.C. First Nation in landmark case. TORONTO STAR

Native groups across Canada hailed as a “game-changer” the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision to grant aboriginal title to a B.C. native group over a large tract of land — the first award of its kind. B.C. aboriginal leaders and others immediately predicted a major...
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Supreme Court expands land-title rights in unanimous ruling: GLOBE AND MAIL

The Supreme Court of Canada has put aboriginals on a new footing in a landmark ruling that has huge implications for natural-resource industries across the country. Aboriginal communities gain important new economic assets, and powerful leverage over development by outsiders, but...
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FNs would not benefit from Ring of Fire billions – memo: CBC

Northern Ontario is poised to become a mining mecca for its billions of dollars in chrome, copper, nickel and platinum deposits, but First Nations communities must overcome many social and economic hurdles if they hope to derive economic benefit. That stark assessment is...
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FN Leaders back TNG fight to save Teztan Biny (Fish Lake): TNG

Representatives of the First Nations Leadership Council, the BC Assembly of First Nations and the Tsilhqot’in Nation providing public comment in advance of the Federal Review Panel for the proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine project. The public hearing will begin in Williams...
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Strong Supreme Court ruling on native rights: TORONTO STAR

Canada’s First Nations have just won a historic victory in the long struggle to affirm their rights. The Supreme Court has ruled — for the first time — that they have a broad right to claim possession of ancestral lands and to decide how those lands are used. It’s a welcome...
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Supreme Court offers needed clarity on native land claims: GLOBE AND MAIL

The Supreme Court of Canada’s aboriginal-title judgment on Thursday is a balanced decision about the balancing of interests. It should not stifle economic development in British Columbia, or anywhere else in Canada. Nor does it necessarily doom the Northern Gateway pipeline...
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Greens welcome landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of Tsilhqot’in First Nation: GREENS

The Green Party of Canada today celebrates the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision to acknowledge aboriginal title of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation to 1,700 square kilometres of land in British Columbia. Today’s ruling comes after more than thirty years of legal...
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NDP welcomes Supreme Court decision in favour of the Tsilhqot’in and Xeni Gwet’in Nations: NDP

New Democrats welcome the historic decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of the Tsilhqot’in and Xeni Gwet’in Nations, recognizing Aboriginal title to land in British Columbia. The Supreme Court found that British Columbia had failed to consider their interests when...
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Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia: Indigenous Bar Association

The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA), applauds the William decision handed down today in a unanimous judgment by the Supreme Court of Canada. The IBA, a national association of Indian, Inuit and Metis lawyers, judges and laws students intervened in the case, urging the Court to...
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Taseko says land claims ruling shows New Prosperity outside aboriginal territory. RESOURCE CLIPS

While the June 26 Supreme Court of Canada land claims ruling has been described as a setback for some resource projects, one British Columbia mining company welcomes it. Taseko Mines TSX:TKO says the decision removes “any doubt about aboriginal title in the area” of its New...
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New risks created by native ruling.: CALGARY

A Supreme Court decision on B.C. native land titles creates new risks for a resource sector already struggling to deal with aboriginal opposition, industry observers said Thursday. The most positive aspect of the ruling — which gives bands with unresolved land claims the right to...
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Supreme Court just gave B.C. First Nations veto power over Northern Gateway. CANADIAN BUSINESS

As important as the federal government’s decision on June 17 to greenlight the Northern Gateway pipeline project was, today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada on the Roger William case raises a huge roadblock. Basically, the court applied aboriginal title—which is not the...
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