Aboriginal title judgment has serious mining implications: MINEWEB.COM

Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44, a ground-breaking decision by the Canadian Supreme Court on a 20-year old dispute over Aboriginal communities land claims in British Columbia, has staggering implications for Canadian mining, especially for miners and...
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Top Court’s Tsilhqot’in First Nation Ruling A Game-Changer For All: CBC

The Supreme Court decision on Thursday granting the land claim of a B.C. First Nation is not only a game-changer for many aboriginal communities across the country, but also for the government and the resource industries. The unanimous ruling granted the Tsilhqot’in First Nation...
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Experts analyze First Nation land title rights: POSTMEDIA

A historic Supreme Court of Canada decision this week on the land title rights of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation has left aboriginal leaders, governments and legal experts analyzing the ramifications of what some have called the most important court ruling on First Nations...
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Supreme Court ruling will help Sask land claims, Bellegarde says. SASKATOON STARPHOENIX

A Supreme Court ruling on indigenous land title will speed and strengthen the claims of all of Canada’s 633 First Nations, including more than 70 in Saskatchewan, says Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Chief Perry Bellegarde. The case could also...
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Supreme Court Ruling Grants Land Title To B.C. First Nation: CP

A room full of surprised veteran B.C. Aboriginal leaders erupted in “cheers and tears” after the Supreme Court of Canada, in the most important aboriginal rights case in the country’s history, ruled that the Tsilhqot’in First Nation has title 1,750 square kilometres of land in...
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A Supreme road map on rights, duty: WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

A Supreme Court decision Thursday has better defined what is meant, and owed to First Nations bands, by the term “aboriginal title” in this country. A long-sought victory for a collection of bands in central British Columbia has obvious implications for development on...
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Backstory: Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. OTTAWA CITIZEN

Depend on it, for every acre of land we obtain by improper means we will have to pay for dearly in the end, and every wrong committed upon those poor people will be visited on our heads.” – John Robson, editor of the British Columbian, 1864. Since this is my first Op-ed blog post...
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SCOC ruling lifts hopes of Quebec Aboriginals: MONTREAL GAZETTE

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously supported a B.C. First Nations group’s claim to a large and remote tract of land, clarifying the rules for granting Aboriginal title. The court affirmed the Tsilhqot’in people’s claim to 1,900 square kilometres of land...
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Aboriginal title ruling could affect oil patch. Supreme Court decision has Albertans thinking: CP

A Supreme Court decision giving a British Columbia First Nation title to land it uses for hunting and fishing could affect many Alberta court cases between First Nations and governments over oilsands development, lawyers say. “I can think of a few law firms that are probably...
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Historic B.C. First Nation decision could affect Northern Gateway: CTV NATIONAL

For the first time, the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized a First Nation’s title to a specific tract of land — a historic decision with major implications for contentious energy projects such as the Northern Gateway pipeline. Thursday’s 8-0 decision, which...
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Supreme Court of Canada written decision in the William Case (Tsilhqot’in) Title, Rights: Federal Statement

Ottawa, Ontario (June 26, 2014) – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today: “The decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on the appeal filed in the Roger William case involves complex and...
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Top court’s decision may put pipeline in peril: POSTMEDIA

Canada’s highest court will announce its ruling Thursday on what is expected to be a landmark aboriginal rights case with implications for projects like Enbridge’s $7.9-billion Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline. The case involves B.C.’s Tsilhqot’in...
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