YELLOWKNIFE — Another group of northern aboriginals is taking the federal government to court in a dispute over resource development.
The Sahtu Secretariat, which controls a large section of the central Northwest Territories, says a regulatory board Ottawa is setting up in the North violates hard-won treaty rights.
A statement of claim filed in Yellowknife says the so-called “superboard” dilutes the control locals were supposed to have as a result of their land claim.
Critics say the board was part of a deal the territorial government accepted in exchange for getting province-like powers over natural resources.
A previous lawsuit on the same issue was argued last December in Yellowknife.
No decision has been made in that claim, which was brought by the Tlicho government in the N.W.T.