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Canada | Supreme Court hands Indigenous people historic victory in upholding Yukon wilderness plan

In a victory for indigenous groups, Canada’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Yukon territorial government could not rewrite a plan to protect a vast stretch of wilderness because a joint indigenous-government commission had already agreed to it.


In trying to revise the plan, the court said in a unanimous ruling, the territorial government violated 30-year-old treaties between the government and indigenous groups, which gave those groups a role in deciding how their traditional lands should be managed.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/world/americas/canada-yukon-indigenous-supreme-court.html

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