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Supreme Court ruling removes barrier for developing year-round ski resort on sacred First Nation land


A landmark 7-2 decision released Thursday by Canada’s top court paves the way for development of the Jumbo Glacier resort in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, despite strong objections from the Ktunaxa Nation. (Jumbo Glacier Resort)

Proposed project in B.C. pits Indigenous religious rights against public interest in Crown land

By Kathleen Harris, CBC News, Nov 2, 2017

Building a massive ski resort on B.C. land considered sacred to a First Nation does not breach religious rights, the Supreme Court of Canada says in a decision released Thursday. Read the rest of this entry

Supreme Court to rule in B.C. case involving Indigenous spirituality and ski resort proposal

Jumbo glacier purcell mountains

Jumbo glacier in the Purcell Mountains of south eastern BC, site of proposed ski resort.

Canadian Press, November 1, 2017

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is due to release a decision Thursday in a case that hinges on freedom of religion and how Indigenous spirituality should be protected under the Charter of Rights. Read the rest of this entry