RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

The Tsilhqot’in Go to Ottawa

What that means and why it is important to their rejection of the Prosperity mine proposalOn Thursday, January 24, Canada’s top court issued a decision granting the Tsilhqot’in First Nation permission to appeal a ruling that rejected its claim to aboriginal title over 440,000 hectares of land.  Here is a synopsis of why there was a collective...
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Wewaykum Indian Band v Canada

Wewaykum Indian Band v Canada Year: 2002 Court: Supreme Court of Canada Citation: 2002 SCC 79 Location: BC TAGS: Fiduciary Duty The fiduciary duty that exists between the federal government and Indian bands is not an overarching duty that exists in every situation, but only in relation to specific interests of the Indian band. Summary:...
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Taku River Tlingin Nation vs. BC

Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. British Columbia (Project Assessment Director) Year: 2004 Court: Supreme Court of Canada Citation: 2004 SCC 74 Location: BC TAGS: Duty to Consult; Mineral/Mining/Natural Resources The duty to consult arises whenever the Crown has knowledge that an Aboriginal rights or title claim may be adversely impacted by a proposed activity. ...
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Sto:lo Nation Van der Peet case

R v Van der Peet  Year:1996  Court: Supreme Court of Canada Citation: [1996] 2 S.C.R 507 Location: BC TAGS: Aboriginal Rights; Fisheries The test for defining Aboriginal rights recognized and affirmed in s.35(1) of the Constitution Act 1982 must identify the practices, traditions and customs integral to distinctive Aboriginal societies that existed in North America...
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