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Ten years on, Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada still a landmark – Norj.ca

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015244 Views

December 7, 2015

A decade ago, the Mikisew Cree First Nation made history, successfully fighting off development on its lands and leaving a stamp on Canadian case law. Today, the precedent-setting case remains as important a decision as the day it came down.

Nov. 24 marked ten years since the Supreme Court made a unanimous decision that the crown had a fiduciary duty to meaningfully consult with the First Nation before developing on its treaty lands.

“That was the landmark ruling that actually changed the whole face of industry and their dealings with First Nations for Aboriginal people,” said Cleo Reece, a councillor with the Fort McMurray 468 First Nation and activist who remembers watching the case proceed.

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