Although this is from one month ago, as soon as I saw it of FB it struck me as important to publish. In particular it indicates a planetary shift towards aboriginal communities, and likely will connect with many over here who are working for the re-emergence of the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
“…to Teegee and many others, the decision meant so much more. The tribal leader said the ruling could signal the start of a new First Nations partnership with Canada, and the beginning of the end of a colonial reserve system that has isolated Aboriginals to lands much smaller than their ancestral territories.
“History-making, because the Supreme Court now requires oil, gas, mining and other resource developers to first seek the consent of First Nations. Until now, courts only obliged industry and government to ensure Aboriginal parties were consulting with, and accommodated.
““There was very strong language in the decision about the need for government to take the concerns of First Nations, either claiming or having established Aboriginal Title, very seriously in first seeking consent. I think that’s where we’ve seen a shift in the law,” said Rana.”
Stock watchers and Aboriginal leaders weigh in on the historic impact of a landmark legal decision, granting Aboriginals more control over pipeline and resource developments
The night before the historic Supreme Court decision on Thursday, granting new powers to First Nations to control oil and gas pipeline and other resource developments, Tribal Chief Terry Teegee was downright nervous.
“I was expecting the worst,” said Teegee, with the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council.