This, that and the other. (Tweets are my own, obviously. Not endorsements. I’m sloppy not curated. This is an apolitical account. Twitter ain’t real.) he/him.
Mar 22 • 26 tweets • 6 min read
#Nuchatlaht case resumes after break with BC Gov lawyer Echols talking about how “the question at hand is about evidence, not law. The Aboriginal must prove substantial connection to the land under claim.” Then refers to #Delgamuukw case
Referring Marshall & Bernard, brings up not only substantial connection to the land, also “continuity” of connection, & the colonial legal requirement to show that the rights of title flows from inhabitants/rights holders then & now having continuity from date of sovereignty.
Mar 22 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
Now David Eby’s lawyer for the BC Provincial government, Echols, takes the mic at the #Nuchatlaht trial gearing up for some *exciting* bureaucratic heel dragging for procedural nonsense asking for a “fair trial” asking for more evidence in the case. 🥱 #BCpoli
Even as a layperson interpreting law, legal proceedings and litigation I can tell the province’s defense has been remarkably sloppy and unprofessional throughout the case so far.
Mar 22 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
WFP lawyer Geoff Plant now pleading to the courts with unbelievable arrogance, patronizing a Supreme Court Declaration of Aboriginal title “abstract”, framing things as if #Nuchatlaht might not have title and demands a “suspension of declaration for a reasonable time” #BCpoli
Geoff says “Wfp takes no position on the question of whether the plaintiff has aboriginal title….that’s a question for courts, First Nations and the government. Since 2017 since case began, my client doesn’t take a position on aboriginal title.” (Sure sounds like you do 🙄)
Mar 21 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Why would @Dave_Eby & @jjhorgan have their lawyer argue in Supreme Court that the #Nuchatlaht were too “small and weak” to have title over their land? Lawyer Echols had the dishonourable, sloppy, audacity to say this in front of Justice Myers and I’m still speechless. #BCpoli 🤯
Frankly, the provincial government should not have lawyer on payroll that forwards colonial, profoundly racists, inaccurate and harmful actions like this. It’s 2022 FFS. 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 #DRIPA#UNDRIP#BCpoli#Nuchatlaht