Litigation directives uphold Indigenous rights

From BC Gov News:

To better protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and as a step toward implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act), the Province, in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, has developed a new approach to litigation.


Core objectives of the directives are to prioritize and promote resolution, innovation and negotiated settlement, and to reduce the potential for litigation.

“The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples requires Crown governments to create new approaches to resolving disputes, and a default to adversarial court fights is no longer appropriate,” said Chief Lydia Hwitsum of the First Nations Summit Political Executive. “The attorney general has made a positive step in creating the litigation directives. [...]

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