Monday, 30 January 2017

Jack Woodward Leading Nuchatlaht Aboriginal-Title Claim in B.C.

In a recent Aboriginal-title claim filed against the federal and British Columbia provincial governments, the Nuchatlaht First Nation asserts is has been unable to use and manage their resources sustainably as a result of government interference.

The law suit seeks the governments to recognize aboriginal title to the Nuchatlaht’s territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island and to the elimination of Western Forest Products logging in the region.

Representing Nuchatlaht, Jack Woodward lawyer said: “The land has been devastated by logging. You know how [the Islamic State] recently destroyed Palmyra? This is the same. The [culturally modified] trees that are an archeological record have been trashed right before their eyes.” 

The province is currently gathering information on the case. Stay tuned for further details.

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