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Chief Roger William, right, of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation is flanked by chiefs and other officials as he pauses while speaking during a news conference in Vancouver after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, granting it land title to 438,000 hectares of land. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)
The Tsilhqot’in, after years of being ignored by government, now a priority for B.C.’s premier
By Duncan McCue, CBC News, Dec 23, 2014
The sun had yet to rise in British Columbia on June 26, when a group of Tsilhqot’in chiefs congregated with legal advisers to receive their copy of a long-awaited decision from the Supreme Court of Canada.
By 6:01 a.m. PT, it was clear: the highest court in the land had issued B.C. quite a wake-up call.
As First Nations leaders began expressing joy and surprise on social media, myself and other groggy reporters nursing coffees hustled to a hastily…
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