‘Extinct’ tribe optimistic that Supreme Court will reverse hurtful declaration – The Loop

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‘Extinct’ tribe optimistic that Supreme Court will reverse hurtful declaration – The Loop

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202021 Views

A First Nations tribe that was formally declared extinct in Canada could soon have that declaration reversed by the Supreme Court after more than half a century, a landmark decision that could pave the way for other Indigenous groups straddling the U.S. border to claim legal rights in Canada.

A First Nations tribe that was formally declared extinct in Canada could soon have that declaration reversed by the Supreme Court after more than half a century, a landmark decision that could pave the way for other Indigenous groups straddling the U.S. border to claim legal rights in Canada.

The Supreme Court of Canada is considering the case of the Sinixt, a group of people who lived for centuries on land stretching from British Columbia to Washington state. When European settlers arrived in the 1800s, the Sinixt were forced to move south, though a smaller group stayed in Canada and became known as the Arrow Lakes Band.

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