Athabasca Fort Chipewyan FN hopes constitutional challenge on Shell project sets precedent

The Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation has filed a constitutional challenge against a Shell Oil project in the tar sands region of northern Alberta.

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The Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation has filed a constitutional challenge against a Shell Oil project in the tar sands region of northern Alberta.

The ACFN says the federal and provincial governments failed to uphold their treaty promises to consult on large scale industrial projects and to protect hunting rights.

The First Nation says they hope to set new precedents within Canadian law.

Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for ACFN, spoke with APTN about the challenge.

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