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Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44

Title

Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44

Subject

Canada
Legal Systems
Aboriginal peoples
Indigenous land claims
Property law

Description

This is a hyperlink to the 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia.

In Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada established Aboriginal title for the Tsilhqot’in Nation. The case blended Aboriginal principles and traditions concerning land use with the common law notion of occupation. The court held that the Tsilhqot’in people had the right to control their land according to their own wishes and that the government could not arbitrarily expropriate the land for their own use. The landmark case continues to have implications for Indigenous nations and the provinces.

Creator

Supreme Court of Canada

Source

Lexum
Supreme Court of Canada

Publisher

Lexum

Date

2014

Rights

(c) Supreme Court of Canada

Format

Hyperlink

Language

English
French

Type

Hyperlink

Identifier

Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44, [2014] 2 S.C.R. 256

Files

Citation

Supreme Court of Canada , “Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44,” Exhibits, accessed June 24, 2024, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2391.