What's going to happen to Vancouver?

Jake10

Ad Honoris
Oct 2010
11,960
Canada
#1
So, the city was built on territory belonging to First Nations people. Where does this go from here?

Vancouver city council formally acknowledged Wednesday that the city was founded on land that still belongs to three First Nations communities, taking a large step forward in its mission of reconciliation.
Vancouver’s planning, transportation and environment committee unanimously passed a motion on Wednesday stating that "the modern city of Vancouver was founded on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations and that these territories were never ceded through treaty, war or surrender."
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dai...edges-city-built-unceded-first-220234880.html
 

Wenge

Ad Honoris
Apr 2011
10,428
Virginia
#2
The people that land belonged to have all passed into history. Vancouver should have passed a resolution acknowledging that the land had previously belonged to those people and honor their memory.

The descendants have no rights to that land.
 

Tulun

Ad Honorem
Nov 2010
3,637
Western Eurasia
#6
i don't know but Canadian or the previous English law didn't know adverse possession as a method to get ownership of a property?
 
Jul 2009
9,398
#7
i don't know but Canadian or the previous English law didn't know adverse possession as a method to get ownership of a property?
Public improvements (schools, infrastructure etc.) and payment of taxes should confirm current public and private ownership. The Nations contesting adverse possession would appear to be a losing proposition legally as well as politically.
 

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