Leaders from the Gitxaa?a and Gitanyow First Nations are celebrating a historic victory after the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled the province’s laws on mining stakes did not meet the Crown’s duty of consultation.

The court challenge opposed the laws that let exploration companies stake claims without prior consent, often for as low as $60. The judge found that the duty to consult is triggered when a mining stake is claimed in the province.

However, it’s unclear whether the ruling will impact other provinces.