Important First Nations and/or resource-based legal cases.

Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. British Columbia (2004)

"Whether the consultation and accommodation engaged in by the Province prior to issuing the Project Approval Certificate for the Tulsequah Chief Mine were adequate to satisfy the honour of the Crown"

Supreme Court of Canada ruling:


Supreme Court of Canada Reports of Published Judgments

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Guerin v. The Queen (1984)

"In 1955, the Musqueam Indian band approved a surrender, ‘in trust", of some of its reserve land in the City of Vancouver for the purpose of lease to a golf and country club. While the leasing transaction had been discussed in detail with the Band, the actual terms of the surrender document did not incorporate those details."

Annotation, the Dickson Judgment, the Estey Judgement, the Wilson Judgement, and a history of the case.



Sparrow v. The Queen (1990)

"The Sparrow case was the first in which the Supreme Court of Canada dealt with section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 which recognizes and affirms ‘the existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada’". Annotation, reasons of the Court, and a history of the case.