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|Sovereign Intentions: Gold Law and Mineral Staking in British Columbia|
BC Studies, No. 198, Summer, 2018, pp. 81-101.
Author addresses how contemporary mining law is rooted colonial legislation dealing with "free entry", which negates Indigenous presence on the land. Includes discussion of: The Gold Fields Act, 1859; Oregon Treaty of 1846; Treaty of Niagara Royal Proclamation, 1763; and the Mineral Tenure Act, 1996.