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After years of waiting, Canada’s answer to resolving hundreds of stalled land claims is ready to roll.
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said he would “consider” appointing Aboriginal judges to a special tribunal created to decide on First Nations land and compensation claims.
The country’s most prominent First Nations leader is calling on the federal justice minister to appoint Aboriginal judges to a land claims tribunal.
First Nations chiefs say they are disappointed but not surprised a special land claims tribunal with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fingerprints remains stalled three years after it was unveiled amid much fanfare during a Parliament Hill press conference on a “historic day for Canada.”
A northern Ontario First Nations chief says the judge who sentenced him and five band councillors to jail time should be removed from a land claims tribunal unveiled in a “historic announcement” by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2007.