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Supreme Court’s aboriginal land title ruling offers First Nations another route to land claims
There are 59 First Nations in British Columbia involved in negotiations with the provincial and federal governments that are overseen by the B.C. Treaty Commission.
The Tsilhqot’in National Government — which won a landmark declaration of aboriginal land title from the Supreme Court of Canada last month — was not one of them.
“For us we felt no good faith on the part of the government in the B.C. treaty process or any negotiations. The offers that the governments provide are, for the record, abysmal,” said Xeni Gwet’in Chief Roger William.
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