As astute followers of the ever-shifting landscape of indigenous law worldwide, we've assembled a large knowledge base of information on landmark cases, international precedents, and research. At the same time, we've contributed to that discourse through our own work.
Here are some of the significant cases that shape the direction of this dialogue in recent months:
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The world media is calling it a game-changer.
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia, confirmed indigenous title and authority over 80,000 square kilometres of land in B.C.
The court agreed the Tsilhquot'in people should have rights to - and a say over the territory they once inhabited. It's a decision that will force governments, corporations and Canadians to rethink their fundamental beliefs about First Nations' role in all future decisions on governance, stewardship and land use.
Click here to read the full decision.
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