BONOKOSKI: The Wet’suwet’en scenario exposed Trudeau’s weakness

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

After three days of purportedly intense talks in the northern B.C. hamlet of Smithers, Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett came out recognizing the hereditary governance system of the Wet’suwet’en Nation as if some major battle had been won. It’s a complex scenario, for sure, but was that not settled decades ago when the Supreme Court set protocols on how to work with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, acknowledged their indigenous land title, and then set the guidelines for how it’s to be understood in Canadian courts? Apparently not.