Interesting article. And I cannot help but wonder what information has not been shared. From what I is available the land was never ceded to the crown – so who legally owns it? And what methods must be taken to prove otherwise, we all know the courts take time and with the injunction in place there is no way to further the delay. Then there is the point that Continue reading
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The Fight to Protect Burial Sites…
Do First Nations have Veto?
A great article on the basic reality of Aboriginal rights and title on natural resource projects. Yes they don’t have veto but they have a right to protect their Aboriginal rights to practice their ways on the land. If that project infringes up on that right then it is a determination does this project impact on the Aboriginal right less than the benefits to society as a whole and if so what is it worth in accommodation to the nations impacted. However with all that being said no one has any idea what is adequate and it is very true that this particular project (Enbridge’s Northern Gateway) could be held up in court for years. Continue reading