The Nuchatlaht First Nation has hired Jack Woodward and his team to handle its legal quest to have the BC Supreme Court recognize its right and title to traditional lands on Vancouver Island.
Woodward successfully represented the Tsilhqot’in Nation in its Aboriginal-title claim in 2014. The case was the first time the Supreme Court has recognized Aboriginal-title. In it, the court ruled a semi-nomadic community had ownership rights on land even if it resided on that land part-time.
“They are entitled under Canadian under Canadian law to inherit the lands that their grandparents owned and this is simply a claim to enforce that,” Woodward says.
Read the full story on the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nuchatlaht-files-aboriginal-land-title-case-bc-supreme-court-1.3945593