Nuchatlaht Tab Jack Woodward Lawyer to Lead Land Claim Case

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. Continue reading “Nuchatlaht Tab Jack Woodward Lawyer to Lead Land Claim Case”

Times Colonist: Vancouver Island First Nation Files Historic Aboriginal-Title Claim

In an historic move, the Nuchatlaht First Nation has filed an Aboriginal-title claim in British Columbia.

The claim calls for the federal and provincial governments to recognize aboriginal title to the Nuchatlaht’s land on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It also calls for a stop to logging in the area by Western Forest Products. Continue reading “Times Colonist: Vancouver Island First Nation Files Historic Aboriginal-Title Claim”