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The Wolastoqey title claim in N.B., a centuries-old issue and the honourable solution – IRPP

New Brunswick never signed a land-sharing treaty and is in violation of laws governing compensation. It’s time for a resource revenue-sharing agreement.

July 27, 2022

In New Brunswick, a Mi’kmaw title claim by the Wolastoqey Nations is underpinned by a simple truth: the Mi’kmaw Nation of New Brunswick was unfairly dispossessed from its  traditional territory by Euro-Canadian settlement without its consent or compensation. This title claim needs to be considered within its broader historical and legal significance, and with the recognition that Canadian governments have systematically ignored Indigenous land and treaty rights at least since Confederation.

Read More: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/july-2022/wolastoqey-title-claim-n-b/

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