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Tsilhqot'in First Nation granted BC title claim: Queen's University

2014-06-26

Queen’s University community relations expert Anne Johnson is available to discuss the Tsilhqot’in First Nation being granted their title claim in B.C.

“Today’s unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of Canada effectively brings Canada’s laws into line with international human rights law around pre-existing rights, in particular with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Canada has endorsed,” says Ms. Johnson.

“This clear statement of the limits on land use is to my mind, one of the most important in the ruling for resource companies and First Nations alike.  It binds all of us to the design and management of projects to a standard that is consistent with best practices in environmental stewardship.”

Ms. Johnson is the coordinator of the graduate certificate in Commununity Relations for the Extractive Industry and a Ph.D. candidate in mining at Queen’s.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Rosie Hales at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca, or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca

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