Canada doesn't shy from Indian trust
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While the Bush administration seeks to limit liability for management of Indian trust assets, First Nations in British Columbia, Canada, are seeing a revolution in terms of their land and other rights.

Last month, a provincial court of appeal upheld a landmark decision requiring a logging company to consult with the Haida Nation. The ruling said private corporations have the same fiduciary responsibility towards Indian assets as the government.

Weyerhauser Co., which has logged the Haida's land without compensation, is implementing consultation policies. A challenge to the appeals court ruling is under consideration.

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