DFO Lacks Mandate Despite Court Direction

DFO Lacks Mandate Despite Court Direction

Despite their recent victory in the B.C. Court of Appeal, five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations are still struggling to engage Canada in negotiations regarding an aboriginal commercial fishery. The Appeal Court decision, delivered in May of 2011, affirmed the rights of the...
Nuu-chah-nulth Fishery in the Works

Nuu-chah-nulth Fishery in the Works

Seventeen months and sixteen days—that’s how much time has passed since the BC Supreme Court ruled that five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations have an aboriginal right to catch and sell any species of fish found within their territories. Since that time, negotiations for a...