Tsilhqot’in Nation Announces Release of Draft Mining Policy

By Bruce McIvor

As most people by now know, the recent Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhqot'in decision is a game changer for Indigenous—non-Indigenous relations in Canada (see my earlier post). Today’s release of the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s draft mining policy is a prime example of what to expect—the exercise of Indigenous laws based on Indigenous values and aspirations.

Here’s the press release from the Tsilhqot’in National Government as well as the draft policy and accompanying map.

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law where he teaches the constitutional law of Aboriginal and Treaty rights. Bruce is a proud Métis from the Red River in Manitoba. He holds a Ph.D. in Aboriginal and environmental history and is a Fulbright Scholar. A member of the bar in British Columbia and Ontario, Bruce is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of Aboriginal law in Canada.

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