Reid: Respect Indigenous Property Rights

Stikine River: an amazing and sacred river…one of literally dozens of such waterways that run through Tahltan Nation lands… / Source: survivingcanada

Respect Indigenous Property Rights

by Mike Reid
Mises Daily
August 17, 2012

Environmentalists and mining companies are fighting over the fate of the remote Klappan Valley in northern British Columbia. The different sides struggle for government approval of their particular plans, but almost no one fully acknowledges the property rights of the first owners of the valley, the indigenous Tahltan people.

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