20 years ago, this court case changed the way Canadians understood Indigenous rights

Monday, December 11, 2017
Author: 
Andrew Kurjata
Source: 
CBC News

The 20th anniversary of one of the most important court cases in the history of Indigenous land and title rights is being celebrated in British Columbia today.

The decision in Delgamuukw v. British Columbia was delivered on Dec. 11, 1997, setting a precedent for how treaty rights are understood in Canadian courts, affirming the recognition of oral testimony from Indigenous people.

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