OTTAWA, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister
of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following
"The decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on the appeal filed in the
Roger William case involves complex and significant legal issues
concerning the nature of Aboriginal title in the Province of British
The Government of Canada is now taking time to review the Court's
decision to determine next steps.
Our Government believes that the best way to resolve outstanding
Aboriginal rights and title claims is through negotiated settlements
that balance the interests of all Canadians.
Since 2006, we have concluded four treaties in British Columbia with a
number of other agreements at advanced stages of negotiations.
We are committed to continuing this progress and ensuring an effective
process for negotiating treaties."
Comprehensive Land Claims
British Columbia Treaty Commission
SOURCE: Government of Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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