Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Jack Woodward Lawyer: The Nuchatlaht Case is 'Historic'

In its recent article on the Nuchatlaht Aboriginal-title claim, the CBC offered insight in why this legal case is considered "historic."

Jack Woodward lawyer, representing the Nuchatlaht explains what makes this case so noteworthy. According to Woodward, it is the first case to follow in the footsteps of the precedent-setting Tsilhqot'in Supreme Court decision in 2014 (a case that Woodward also led). The Nuchatlaht are directly applying that decision in their case against the government.

As Woodward says, "they are entitled under Canadian under Canadian law to inherit the lands that their grandparents owned and this is simply a claim to enforce that."

And, in case you were wondering, there other First Nations working on similar Aboriginal-title claims.

Catch the full story here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/nuchatlaht-files-aboriginal-land-title-case-bc-supreme-court-1.3945593

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