Sinixt Tribe

Emily Schwing / NW News Network

British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has sided with a Washington man in a decade-long tribal sovereignty case.

On Thursday the Court dismissed a second appeal of the sovereign tribal hunting rights case of Rick Desautel, effectively reinstating a tribe the Canadian government declared ‘extinct’ more than six decades ago.

Emily Schwing / NW News Network

  

A Washington man with tribal roots in Canada is back in court Wednesday in British Columbia. The nearly decade-long case could set precedent for tribal sovereignty issues in Canada.