This Time 9 Years Ago – June 2014


Times Colonist: June 27, 2014 > FROM A1: SUPREME COURT RULING ON ABORIGINAL LAND TITLES For Island First Nations, a 'game-changer' SARAH PETRESCU and LINDSAY KINES Times Colonist A landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling Thursday could set a significant precedent for Vancouver Island First Nations.    The ruling, which for the first time recognizes a First Nations' right to a specific tract of land, has "huge implications" for the five bands that make up the Saanich (WSANEC) Nation, said Eric Pelkey, treaty officer for Tsawout First Nation.    "This means a lot to us. These are the same issues we are [...]