We should all celebrate the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the case Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. The First Nation won their case and have aboriginal title over an area of the Chilcotin west of Williams lake. First Nations in BC have been fighting court cases on land claims for years and hopefully this decision will take things out of the courts and move things forward toward equitable solutions on the ground. Those benefiting to date seem to be lawyers with the case reportedly costing $ 30 million.
The Supreme court definition of aboriginal title is really a long term trust to ensure sustainable collective benefits to communities: