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High court weighs in on aboriginal claim

Title declared in "Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia" on tract of Crown lands in western province has nationwide implications

The Supreme Court of Canada June 26 released its highly anticipated decision in "Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia."

Called "ground-breaking" by observers, the judgment by Canada's highest court granted a declaration of Aboriginal title over a tract of Crown lands to the Tsilhqot'in Nation of the west central interior of British Columbia. It is the first time in Canadian history that Aborigin...


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