Rights & Title

Lake Cowichan FN Land Consultation Negotiations and Marina Feasibility Study

A collection of documents supporting the land negotiations between Lake Cowichan First Nations and the Province of BC with timeline and Feasibility study for a Marina

Resource Producer: 
Lake Cowichan First Nation
Source: 
New Relationship Trust

Traditional Knowledge and Social Science on Trial: Battles over Evidence in Indigenous Rights Litigation in Canada and Australia

Traditional knowledge and oral traditions history are crucial lines of evidence in Aboriginal claims litigation and alternative forms of resolution, most notably claims commissions.

Oral History Does Make a Difference: William v. British Columbia et al.

The purpose of this paper is to use the recent William decision to illustrate that oral history is a source of information that provides a more complete understanding of the issues and legal tests involved in Aboriginal rights litigation and is often the only evidence available for Courts to cons

REJECTION OF THE “POSTAGE STAMP” APPROACH TO ABORIGINAL TITLE: THE TSILHQOT’IN NATION DECISION

This paper sets out to discuss aspects of the physical occupancy element of the test for Aboriginal title, and how Vickers J. interpreted and applied Marshall; Bernard in the recently released Tsilhqot’in Nation decision.

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