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Neil Sterritt to receive Order of British Columbia
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Neil Sterritt to receive Order of British Columbia

A driving force of one of the most significant court decisions regarding Indigenous land claims in BC is receiving the province’s highest form of recognition.

Gitxsan member Neil Sterritt is among 16 people who are being appointed to the Order of British Columbia.

Sterritt, former Gitxsan-Wet’suwet’en Tribal Council president, was instrumental in the 1997 Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision that confirmed the existence of Aboriginal title in BC.

Others being honoured include retired Supreme Court and Court of Appeal judge Wally Oppal, legendary Vancouver blues singer, actor and philanthropist James Byrnes, human rights advocate Jennifer Wade, and Paralympian Gary Birch.

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