New Brunswick premier says Wolastoqey Nation’s title claim lacks ‘clarity’ – APTN News

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New Brunswick premier says Wolastoqey Nation’s title claim lacks ‘clarity’ – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 202137 Views

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says a title claim by six chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation is serious and has far reaching implications.

“The land specified in this claim is not owned by politicians or even by the government in every case,” Higgs told reporters in Fredericton.

“It is land that belongs to New Brunswickers that people paid for and continue to pay for through their annual taxes.”

The title claim filed on Tuesday targets corporations such as NB Power and forestry giant J.D. Irving, which exploit resources on traditional lands.

A declaration of Aboriginal title focuses more on the fact that the land was occupied prior to the assertion of the Crown, by a national legally defined.

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