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Why Canadian Law Should be on the Side of the Wet’suwet’en in the Pipeline Confrontation – First People’s Law

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201940 Views

January 10, 2019

The standoff between Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chiefs and the RCMP in northern British Columbia is strewn with painful ironies. Below I outline two of them.

Irony #1: The Wet’suwet’en Chiefs’ actions are a manifestation of Aboriginal title

Under Canadian law, the exclusive occupation of Indigenous lands is both a requirement to prove Aboriginal title and a right that flows from Aboriginal title.

The Gidmet’en Checkpoint was an indicator of Wet’suwet’en Aboriginal title and an expression of that title.

Read More: https://www.firstpeopleslaw.com/index/articles/381.php

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