First Nations ‘ecstatic’ over historic Supreme Court ruling

Team photo: Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. (Photo: Thompson Rivers University)

It's being hailed as a significant victory for First Nations, and aboriginal people across the country are celebrating today's Supreme Court of Canada decision granting title to more than 1,700 square kilometres of land in B.C. to the Tsilhqot'in First Nation.

“This decision is such a huge, most important decision that I've been a part of.” said Tsilhqot'in First Nation Chief Roger William.

William and other B.C. leaders were together in a boardroom in Vancouver when they heard the news.

“I was completely surprised. I can tell you this whole room erupted in cheers and tears after this long hard struggle.” said Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.

Read this artice in full on CBC News website.


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