Delgamuukw Case

DELGAMUUKW CASE is a landmark legal case involving the GITKSAN and WET'SUWET'EN people whose hereditary chiefs sued the provincial and federal governments in 1984 for ownership of and jurisdiction over 58,000 sq km of their traditional territory in northwest BC. The name of the case is derived from the traditional name of one of the chiefs who initiated the claim. The trial before the BC Supreme Court began on 11 May 1987 and lasted until 30 June 1990. On 8 Mar 1991, Chief Justice Allan...

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