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The Tsilhqot’in judgment has left dozens of legal uncertainties on Aboriginal title.

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More than 25 First Nation communities in the province have signed LNG development agreements with project proponents.

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With more than 100 per cent of B.C. claimed by First Nations, expect more suits in the future.

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There’s no shortage of issues facing the new Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister, Carolyn Bennett, including the state of housing and infrastructure on reserves.

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B.C.’s LNG industry has the potential to supply 11 to 20 per cent of the Asia-Pacific LNG market by 2020.

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If Canadians wonder why little progress has been made in bringing prosperity to First Nations communities, they just received another reminder from an Ottawa-based think tank that reinforces the status quo approach to Aboriginal policy: spend more tax dollars.

In a recent column published in PostMedia papers ('Catching up on Aboriginal services is not cheap,') Brian Lee Crowley of the Macdonald Laurier Institute took issue with and was highly critical of our recent study, which documented a portion of the tax dollars spent on Aboriginal matters.