ERIC Number: ED165958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Native Rights in Canada. Second Edition.
Cumming, Peter A., Ed.; Mickenberg, Neil H., Ed.
Intended as a research and reference tool for Canada's native people and their legal advisers, this book is a comprehensive treatise on the law of aboriginal rights and treaties, the historical pattern of dealing with those rights, and alternative judicial and legislative solutions for the settlement of native claims. Secondarily, it is intended to provide the Canadian public with the legal theory and history of aboriginal rights. This second edition, substantially a new book, focuses on how the principle that Indian and Inuit people have the right to use and occupy aboriginal lands or receive compensation for their loss has been effected by the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. After an introduction and definition of who a native person is, the book is organized into six parts: law of aboriginal rights; law of Indian treaties; historical pattern of dealings with native peoples of Canada by various provinces/territories; current issues (hunting and fishing rights, mineral rights, federal control over Indian Reserves); alternative solutions for settlement of native rights (the U.S. Indian Claims Commission, the Alaska Settlement). A table of cases lists more than 100 pertinent international cases, with the pages on which they are cited. Various government proclamations, treaties, and a 1969 speech by Prime Minister Trudeau are appended. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indians, Canada Natives, Colonialism, Court Litigation, Eskimos, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, History, Intergroup Relations, Land Settlement, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Natural Resources, Treaties, Tribes
Akwesasne Notes, Mohawk Nation via Rooseveltown, New York 13683 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: American Indian History; Canada; Land Claims; Native Rights
Note: Fourth printing, September 1977