BC First Nation Commences Treaty 8 Infringement Action Against Province

The following post by Selina Lee-Andersen and Stephanie Axmann on our Canadian Energy Perspectives blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: BC First Nation Commences Treaty 8 Infringement Action Against Province

The article addresses the treaty rights infringement claim (Claim) commenced by Blueberry River First Nations on March 3, 2015 against the Province of British Columbia (Province). The Claim, filed March 3, 2015, alleges that the Province has breached its Treaty 8 obligations due to the cumulative impacts of provincially authorized industrial development in BRFN’s traditional territory. The article also discusses the ongoing claim commenced in 2008 by the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Alberta alleging that cumulative effects of resource development violate its Treaty 6 rights.

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