BC court to hear challenge to Nisga’a treaty

Posted: June 19, 2007 in BC, Headlines, Natives

An historic challenge to the Nisga’a Treaty in British Columbia will begin tomorrow.

Chief Mountain, hereditary Nisga’a chief Sga’nisim Sim’augit (also known as James Robinson), and Nisga’a matriarch Nisibilada (also known as Mercy Thomas), will appear before the B.C. Court of Appeal on Thursday June 14 to argue that their constitutional claim deserves to go to trial, and should not be dismissed on purely procedural grounds, as was done in the past.

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