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This is what indian title means
Supreme Court of Canada, Calder v Attorney General of British Columbia (1973):

'The fact is that when the settlers came, the Indian were there, organised in societies and occupying the land as their forefathers had done for centuries. This is what Indian title means...'

Keywords: British Columbia, Calder v Attorney-General, 1973 , Canada, International Court Case, land ownership, Supreme Court of Canada, 1973

'People to People, Nation to Nation', Highlights from the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, p 17. Courtesy of the Privy Council Office, Canada. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 1999.
Author: Nettheim, Garth