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April 22, 2024

Nuchatlaht granted partial land title on Nootka Island

Court decision means nation will reap economic benefits from 11.33 sq. km of land on Nootka Island CBC News: The Nuchatlaht First Nation won a partial victory in B.C. Supreme Court last week in a long-standing dispute with the provincial government over its land claims over Nootka Island. The victory means the nation now has Aboriginal title...

December 11, 2023

“A new era in Canadian law”

The Van der Peet test gets a rewrite post UNDRIP. BY DOUG BEAZLEY 11 DEC 2023 First Peoples Law Report: Canadian Bar Association (CBA) National – What a difference a few decades can make. Back in 2001, lawyer Elisabeth Patterson’s boss, Peter Hutchins, was acting for Grand Chief Michael Mitchell as the Mohawk leader pursued a legal challenge...

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