Year: 2022

Aboriginal rights are biodiversity rights

Aboriginal rights are biodiversity rights – National Observer By Owen Leggatt Stewart | Opinion, Climate Solutions Reporting When the dust settles at the end of this month’s United Nations COP15 biodiversity conference, it will be clear it has bitten off more than it could chew. The conference’s aims are herculean. The stakes are high. The […]

Comment: Aboriginal title is in the public interest

Comment: Aboriginal Title is in the Public Interest – Times Colonist A commentary by Owen Leggatt Stewart, a barrister and solicitor in Campbell River. More than 25 years ago, a decision was not made, and our province is still struggling from it. Delgamuukw, a foundational legal case of our post- constitution society, acknowledged that Aboriginal […]

Nuchatlaht First Nation Media Coverage

Nuchatlaht ‘betrayed’ in Nootka land trial – Times Colonist The lawyer for a B.C. First Nation challenging the province in a land rights trial says the government’s decision not to adjust the case based on its own new litigation directives “undermines the process of reconciliation.”  Read more…   Nuchatlaht Town Hall Meeting in Vancouver, BC […]

History-making Indigenous title case heads to B.C. Supreme Court on March 21, 2022

Nuchatlaht take fight for heavily logged territory to B.C. Supreme Court Extensive industrial clearcutting destroyed salmon streams on an island the B.C. government says the Nuchatlaht ‘abandoned.’ Now the nation is taking the matter to the province’s highest court in the first case to cite the precedent-setting Tsilhqot’in land title decision.  Read more

The Power list: 50 Top Canadians – Jack Woodward #36

50 Canadians who are forging paths, leading the debate and shaping how we think and live.  Click here for rankings. At the top of our annual Power List are the unknown victims of residential schools—hundreds of children who lost their lives before they were finally heard. Here, in brief, is the thinking behind our decision, […]

The top stories of 2021 from

The top stories of 2021 from The year that was 2021 is coming to a close, and we’re taking a moment to look back over the top stories on over the past 12 months. In order of most read to least read, here are the top five stories on our site from 2021. 1. British Columbians […]

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