Peel watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2017208 Views

‘It’s been a long trail,’ said Roberta Joseph, chief of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation

Mar 20, 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that will shape the future of a vast, pristine wilderness area in northern Yukon.

The case will also mark the end of a five-year legal battle over the Peel watershed, and determine what happens when a government fails in its obligations under a modern First Nations treaty.

“It’s been a long trail,” said Roberta Joseph, chief of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, one of three Yukon First Nations fighting the case (along with two environmental groups).

“A long journey for many of our First Nations people, as well as Yukoners as a whole.”

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