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Court hears Yukon government appeal over quashing of exploration project in Beaver River watershed – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202333 Views

Nov 24, 2023

Government says decision should be overturned, First Nation says it should be allowed to stand

The Yukon government was in court Wednesday arguing that a legal victory for the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun — the quashing of a mineral exploration project in the Beaver River watershed — should be overturned.

Appearing before a panel of appeal judges, government lawyer I.H. Fraser said the original court decision misconstrued what consultation is and the rights at stake. He reiterated the argument that the Yukon adequately consulted the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND) before green-lighting the project.

FNNND’s lawyer Nuri Frame strongly disagreed.

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