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Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Aboriginal (2020 Reissue)

Halsbury's Aboriginal title succinctly articulates all pertinent legislation and summarizes and analyzes the extensive decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Publication Language: English

Hardcover | 578 pages

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Published: June 12, 2020
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433503392

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Since the entrenchment of Aboriginal rights in the Canadian constitution, Aboriginal law has continued to evolve amidst changing political and cultural influences. Over the past thirty years, the Supreme Court of Canada has carefully considered the nature of aboriginal rights and their intersection with complex constitutional principles, resulting in an expansive and challenging area of law.

Halsbury's Aboriginal (2020 Reissue) succinctly articulates all pertinent legislation and summarizes and analyzes the extensive decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as other courts. With its accessible framework and superior analysis, this comprehensive book is an imperative resource for practitioners and professors of aboriginal law, as well as government and other officials who are directly involved with aboriginal peoples.

Topics in this essential reference include:

  • Historical and legal background
    • Pre-confederation period
    • Constitutional law
    • Legislative powers
  • Federal legislation
    • Indian Act and other general legislation
    • Economic and institutional development legislation
    • Land and resource development legislation
    • Self-government legislation
    • Comprehensive land claims legislation
    • Social and cultural matters legislation
  • International law
    • Treaties and customs
    • Human rights
    • Self-government and international law
  • Aboriginal and treaty rights
    • Nature, assertion and categories of aboriginal rights
    • Treaty rights
    • Other types of rights
    • Reconciliation of aboriginal and treaty rights with Crown sovereignty
  • Aboriginal people
    • Legal recognition
    • Indian registration and band membership rules
    • Personal rights and property of Indians
    • Sentencing principles
    • Indian band government under the Indian Act and other federal laws
    • First Nations Elections Act
    • Self-government agreements
  • Lands and natural resources
  • And much more

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Table of contents

I. Historical and Legal Background 
II. Federal Legislation
III. International Law
IV. Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
V. Aboriginal People
VI. Governance
VII. Lands and Natural Resources