While the Delgamuukw case was cited as an excuse by the blockaders, that case clarified some issues relating to Aboriginal “title”, but did not outright resolve them. The Delgamuukw case gives some “title” standing, but it does not provide a full veto over projects, as now falsely claimed by the blockaders.
Only a very few do not like what the Supreme Court of Canada decreed, and are now blockading the nation in a shakedown. They ignore the full substance of the law, and attempt to confuse others by citing only part of the law to support their fantasy ideas. They wrongly claim “their law” supersedes Canada.
“Extensive discussions have taken place with the community regarding the selection of the proposed route. Additionally, we conducted joint socio-economic studies to identify potential cultural, social and economic impacts or benefits of the project. 42 Wet’suwet’en community members were thoroughly engaged on the project to better understand important sites for traditional activities.”
The protesters' tactic is to confuse for sympathy, peddle misinformation of the law, and create public stunts to make Canada look bad ... they play out their fantasy for media sympathy