From - Nuchatlaht First Nation: How a Legal Battle Could Change Land Rights for Good Indigenous groups have been fighting for land for decades, often with disappointing results
by Troy Sebastian / Nupqu ʔa·kǂ am̓ Illustration by bailey macabre / Cedar Sage Skoden Updated 10:26, Feb. 13, 2023 | Published 6:30, Feb. 13, 2023
Robed figures entered the room in silence and took their seats on the dais at the Supreme Court of Canada in regal movements. Lawyers fidgeted as our delegation of Ktunaxa elders, leaders, and youth packed into a stockade-like public gallery. The hour was early, but it felt as though the day had already passed. This was the place to be, and yet it was not the location where justice was found.Will a request for a Declaration of Aboriginal Title prevail?