Canadian Land Claims
article Feds ordered to pay $15M in damages to Nunavut group
(North Canada) -- A Nunavut judge has ordered the federal government to pay a Nunavut land claims group $14.8 million in damages for failing to properly implement the...
article Aboriginal land rights upheld by B.C. Court of Appeal
(British Columbia) -- Key aspects of a landmark decision concerning aboriginal rights and title have been upheld by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
article B.C. court rules against territorial land claim in case likely headed for appeal
(British Columbia) -- The Supreme Court of Canada appears destined to once again wade into the contentious issue of aboriginal land claims after a British Columbia court...
article Court affirms Tsilhqot'in Nation hunting rights, not title
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a landmark B.C. Supreme Court judgment affirming the Tsilhqot'in Nation's aboriginal rights — but...
article Decision in native land rights likely to lead to Supreme Court of Canada
(British Columbia) -- After five years and $30 million in litigation, the B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed sweeping aboriginal title but defined a new “postage-...
article Senate report blames federal roadblocks for stalled B.C. First Nations land claims
(Ottawa) -- The federal government's narrow "take-it-or-leave-it" approach to B.C. land claims negotiations is one of the reasons almost 20 years of...
article Algonquin land claim deal near, lawyer says
(British Columbia) -- As the federal government grapples with festering aboriginal discontent, the chief negotiator for the Algonquins of Ontario says the group is on...
article First Nations say they should be able to acquire land for financial reasons
(Ottawa) -- First Nations in Canada don't have enough land for viable economic development and that has to change, a Senate committee heard Tuesday.
article Mohawk Man Accused of ‘Stealing’ Land May Prompt Resolution of Land Claim Lawsuit
(Canada) -- The case of a Mohawk man arrested in December for “stealing land” may be the engine that moves forward a land claim lawsuit that has languished...
article Métis Stake Their Claim in the Supreme Court
(Manitoba) -- The Métis are anxiously awaiting a Supreme Court decision on a potentially precedent-setting land claim covering 1.4 million acres in Manitoba.
article Aboriginal Affairs confirms “new approach” for specific claims
(Ottawa) -- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada has released its first, initial response to reports from APTN National News about “take-it-or-leave-...
article Feds’ land claim offers don’t include Six Nations
(Ottawa) -- Six Nations land claims are not part of a move by Ottawa to present final offers in dozens of First Nations land claim negotiations that have dragged on for...
article Ottawa to present 'final offers' in land claim talks
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa is moving to present what it calls "final offers" in dozens of First Nations land claim negotiations that have been dragging on for years.
article AFN seeks clarity on reports of ultimatum on land claims
(Ottawa) -- The Assembly of First Nations wants an immediate clarification from the federal government about reports that Ottawa is moving to cut off specific land...
article APTN says Ottawa to offer 'take-it-or-leave-it' option on land claims
(Ottawa) -- APTN National News reports that Ottawa is moving to cut off specific land claims negotiations, leaving Indian bands with a take-it-or-leave-it option on the...
article How claims are submitted, negotiated
(Canada) -- In 1969, the government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau tabled the White Paper on Indian Policy, which proposed eliminating the Indian Act and native status...
article Not all Native land claims face final offer, minister says
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is attempting to speed land claim negotiations, reportedly presenting ‘‘final offers’’ in long-term talks with...
article Ottawa bargaining in bad faith on land claims, native groups say
(Ottawa) -- Native organizations have accused the federal government of negotiating in bad faith by imposing deadlines and making “take-it-or-leave-it”...
article Ottawa to present final offers in First Nations land claim negotiations
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is moving to present what it calls “final offers” in dozens of First Nations land claim negotiations that have been...
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