The Supreme Court of Canada has reserved its decision in a case some are calling one of the most important Aboriginal rights cases in decades.
The William Case was heard earlier today by Canada’s highest court.
Six First Nations in BC are seeking recognition and affirmation of inherent Indigenous title to their lands and territories.
The Tsilqot’in Nation started legal action more than two decades ago over a logging dispute.
The BC Supreme Court sided with the First Nation in 2007 — but that decision was overturned by the BC Court of Appeal last year.
The Assembly of First Nations says the outcome of this case will have implications for First Nations across the country and all Canadians.
A chief of one of the affected reserves, elders and some youth have travelled across the country by bus to Ottawa for today’s hearing, gathering support and donations along the way.