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Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Provincial Power to Take Up Lands under Treaty – Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48

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Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released another important Aboriginal law decision,Keewatin v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48. The decision confirms the power of Ontario, along with other provincial governments, to manage natural resources over lands subject to numbered treaties. Treaty 3 is one of the historical, numbered treaties entered into between Canada and… Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Canada Grants Tsilhqot’in Nation a Declaration of Aboriginal Title

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On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its much anticipated decision on Aboriginal title in the Tsilhqot’in case and surprised many by granting the Tsilhqot’in Nation a declaration of Aboriginal title to approximately 200,000 hectares (2,000 km2) of land. The Tsilhqot’in case is the first case decided by the SCC granting Aboriginal title to an… Continue Reading