B.C. First Nation goes to court over automatic mineral rights

Gitxaała Elected and Hereditary Leadership are shown during a press conference in this undated photo. A B.C. coastal First Nation is challenging seven mineral claims on its territory and the process the provincial government uses to make those claims, an online registry that automatically grants mineral rights. The Gitxaala petition to the court says the online registry mineral claims process doesn't require the government to consult with the first nation and simply grants the claim. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Gitxaala Nation Gitxaała Elected and Hereditary Leadership are shown during a press conference in this undated photo. A B.C. coastal First Nation is challenging seven mineral claims on its territory and the process the provincial government uses to make those claims, an online registry that automatically grants mineral rights. The Gitxaala petition to the court says the online registry mineral claims process doesn't require the government to consult with the first nation and simply grants the claim. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Gitxaala Nation