B.C. First Nation launches first ever case to extend Aboriginal title to ocean

The Narwhal May 29, 2018: A First Nation embroiled in a fight against salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago is taking the battle to a new level by filing a claim of Aboriginal title in B.C. Supreme Court.

The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation, whose main reserve is Kingcome Inlet, is claiming that tenures granted by the province to several companies are not authorized because they are in Aboriginal title areas.

The claim affects 10 fish farms, most of which have licences that expire next month, meaning the province must make a decision whether to renew those licences in the face of the title claim and sustained protests by First Nations. The claims also affect some forest tenures, but they are largely inactive.

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