Duty to Consult
Duty to consult & SON
Consultation must take place whenever the government knows, or ought to know, that a project or decision could negatively impact our Aboriginal or Treaty Rights. Government and companies must consult with the SON about activities that fall within, and may negatively impact, the land within the SON Territory, including areas in both the Aboriginal Title Claim and the Treaty 72 Claim. The duty to consult requires that the Crown act honourably and ensure that the rights asserted by the SON in its claims are not compromised before these claims are decided by a court.