(Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver) – The First Nations Summit (FNS) is acknowledging the one year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in William v. Canada, also known as the Tsilhqot’in decision, released one year ago today. This critically important decision marked the first time the SCC issued a declaration of Aboriginal title.

First Nations continue to view the Tsilhqot’in decision as a significant opportunity to engage with government in an effort to achieve true reconciliation. However, the last year has clearly proven that this is a long and onerous process.