MLI Senior Fellow Ken Coates and author Dwight Newman spoke to several media outlets to offer analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision, released on Thursday, regarding land title rights for Aboriginals.
Coates called the decision “a step on the road to reconciliation” between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians during an interview with CBC’s Information Morning in Moncton.
“All this does is make it clearer that resource development will require partnership, that you’re not going to get resource development by government on its own or by corporations on their own or with small concessions to First Nations”, Coates told the program.
CBC morning shows in Fredericton and Saint John also interviewed him.
Newman, who is the author of a paper on the related issue of the ‘duty to consult’, was quoted in a CBC online article discussing the impact of the decision on Saskatchewan First Nations.
BNN reporter Jameson Berkow also used the op-ed to explain the impact of the decision in an on-air segment.