Yale Indian Band v. Aitchelitz Indian Band

In Aboriginal Rights/Defences, Fish Cases on (Updated )

This case involved an application by the Fisheries Council of B.C. for intervener status. The court held that since the action was essentially a "rivalry, skirmish and contest between Indian bands over where they might catch their given allocation of salmon, this is not a case where the Fisheries Council had a legitimate interest in the outcome. To allow the requested intervention would "broaden the proceeding far beyond that envisioned by the parties . . ."