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Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group Back Before Commission on Human Rights

The Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group (Ladysmith, BC) is back before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Monday, March 23, 2009. From Brian Thom, a HTG negotiator:

In this hearing Canada is making legal arguments that the HTG case is not admissible before the Commission. HTG will be responding to these arguments, emphasizing the failure of the BC Treaty Process or any other land claims process in Canada to resolve the alienation of traditional territories to private land, and highlighting the letters submitted to the IACHR by many aboriginal communities — from the Nunavuit to the AFN to the Tsilhqotin to the Sto:lo — in support of HTG’s human rights petition.

An audiocast of the hearing will made available by the IACHR shortly
following the session. The first half of the HTG v. Canada hearing (a 1 hour session held on 28-Oct-2008) is available here.

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