The Nuchatlaht are the latest First Nation to take the government to court over legal title to hereditary land.
The amount of media coverage that has surrounded the announcement of this case, underscores its importance.
Jack Woodward lawyer, representing the Nuchalaht call the aboriginal-title claim historic. He says it is the first application of the precedent-setting Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision.
Simply put, Jack Woodward lawyer says this is about legal inheritance: “All other Canadians expect that if they’re left land in a will, if their ancestors owned something, then they’re entitled to own it. These people have been denied that and this is an attempt to rectify the situation.”