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March 28, 2024

A mixed bag of opinion from Supreme Court justices, but Vuntut Gwitchin residency rule prevails

Justices Malcolm Rowe, Sheilah Martin, Michelle O’Bonsawin and Mahmud Jamal. Today the Supreme Court of Canada decided the case known as Cindy Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN), and while the First Nation can claim an ultimate victory, the decision comes with dissenting opinions on the appeal questions considered. Cindy Dickson wanted to run for...