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Economic participation

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Sean Jones

In Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia [2014] S.C.J. No. 44, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that Aboriginal title existed on 1,750 square kilometres of Tsilhqot’in territory, clearly stating that First Nations holding Aboriginal title have the right to decide how those lands are used and that the Crown must make sure First Nations are adequately compensated for the use of Aboriginal title lands. Tsilhqot’in ensures that First Nations’ compensation for use of Aboriginal title lands will receive increased scrutiny in the consultation process, regardless of...