In a recent piece in the Vancouver Sun, lawyer Troy Hunter outlines why British Columbia’s legal foundation is on shaky ground. The province is built largely on unceded Aboriginal land, which leaves it in a precarious position legally.
Hunter cites the 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decision on theTsilhqot’in Aboriginal title claim as a landmark moment. In January, the Nuchatlaht First Nation launched a similar Aboriginal title claim in BC.
Hunter’s piece is an important read as it gives a valuable foundation for the current situation around land interests in British Columbia.
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