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Pat Bolland, host of Straight Talk, interviews Neal Smitheman about First Nations land claim victories in British Columbia

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“First Nations score land victories in BC” by Pat Bolland, Sun News

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“It’s an aboriginal title claim and what it means is in a non-treaty case, it means that the land, the title, was never surrendered […] Title, that means consent. What this case really says is that the crown could not give you that title, because it belongs to the First Nations. It has never been surrendered by conquest or by treaty, so it’s still the First Nations land. It is as if your house is sitting on an island somewhere, in the middle of the Atlantic.”


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