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47896First Nations, environmentalists challenge Yukon government in court

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  • Teresa Binstock
    Jul 6, 2014

      First Nations, environmentalists challenge Yukon government in court

      The Canadian Press July 7, 2014

      WHITEHORSE - Environmental groups and First Nations will square off against the Yukon government on Monday for a week-long legal battle over the future of the Peel River watershed.

      The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, and the Tr'ondek Hwech'in, along with the Yukon Conservation Society and the Yukon chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, filed their lawsuit in Yukon Supreme Court last February.

      The case stems from the territorial government's adoption of a land-use plan for the watershed that litigants claim was unilateral and unlawful because it breached the co-operative process outlined in the territory's aboriginal land-claim settlements....