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A Guide to the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Taku River Tlingit First Nation vs. BC

webmaster : Dec 30.2004

Prepared by Pape and Salter, Barrister and solicitors for the Transboundary Watershed Alliance (2004)

On November 18th 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision in the Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. British Columbia case. For the Tlingits, this case was another stage in their ongoing struggle to protect their Aboriginal rights and way of life – in this case from the effects of Redfern’s proposal to reopen the Tulsequah Chief mine by building an industrial highway through the heart of the Tlingits’ traditional territory.

Click here to download the Decision Summary [PDF]