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Court ruling: Consult with First Nation

Ordering greater involvement of Ross River-area Aboriginal group in mineral claims recording process may have wider implications

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal for Yukon could give an Aboriginal group in southeastern Yukon Territory a big say in who gets to explore for and mine minerals discovered on its traditional lands.

Unless overturned on appeal, the unanimous decision Dec. 27 by a three-judge panel comprised of British Columbia Court of Appeal judges, also could affect interaction between governments and First...


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