First Nation Jurisdiction

First Nation Jurisdiction

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August 11, 2012

With the backing of the Assembly of First Nations, Aroland Nation of Northern Ontario has declared a moratorium on mining exploration and development, and issued eviction notices to 20 mining companies operating in their territory. Invoking First Nation jurisdiction against the companies and the governments of Canada and Ontario could be one of the most significant tests of international law under the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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