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native land claims
Economic and social progress comes from seizing future opportunities, not from preoccupation with past grievances.
First Nation sues paper company in B.C. after court opens door for litigation against private parties
With more than 100 per cent of B.C. claimed by First Nations, expect more suits in the future.
The federal and B.C. governments have always claimed that native land claims would never affect private property, that First Nations governments would never have veto power over private land.
Right. Tell that to a retired 70-something couple from Vancouver Island, Gary and Fran Hackett, who face a Caledonia-like entanglement with their land. Their property in the Marpole neighbourhood in the City of Vancouver, in their family for almost five decades, has just been frozen. That was due to the discovery of assumed aboriginal bones.