Supreme Court ruling huge win for Beaver Lake Cree Nation, says lawyer

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By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windspeaker.com

The Beaver Lake Cree Nation is going back to the lower court for a decision on whether or not it qualifies to receive advance costs to finance its legal battle with the federal and Alberta governments against industrial and resource development on their traditional territory.
“This decision gives us solid ground to stand on when we go back to the lower court to argue for advance costs,” said Chief Germaine Anderson of Beaver Lake Cree Nation.
Karey Brooks, legal counsel for Beaver Lake Cree Nation, agrees that even though the decision rendered this morning by the Supreme Court of Canada doesn’t resolve the issue, it is still a “huge win.”...continued.

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