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Bill Gallagher right all along

Foreword by Trevor Greyeyes

I think the mainstream media in Canada is finally starting to clue in to the fact that Bill Gallagher knows a thing or two about First Nation issues especially when  it comes to resource issues. 

When I first interviewed him about his book "Resource Rulers" a couple of years ago, I knew that his expertise would help illuminate for our readers the murky depths of, among other things, the duty to consult and the myriad number of cases that have been decided in the courts and ones that have still to wind their way through Canada's judiciary. 

By the way, for a truly comprehensive look at the issues and court cases then I strongly recommend "Resource Rulers" as good background reading for the issues. 

While many columnists in the media and certainly those working for the Federal government downplayed the growing winning streak in Canada's courts, which when I first interviewed Gallagher stood at 150 but will pass 200 this year, Gallagher was proven right following the Supreme Court of Canada decision for Tsilhqot'in First Nation. 

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