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A new direction : Advancing aboriginal and treaty rights

2015

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Appendix C sets out a consolidated list of recommendations based on the following observations: 1. the inclusion of section 35 in the Constitution Act, 1982 and subsequent judicial decisions have raised the expectations of Aboriginal groups about the recognition and exercise of their Aboriginal and treaty rights; 2. economic and resource development projects will not proceed unless Aboriginal and [...] Historical documents have been deemed treaties where they reflect “the word of the white man” i.e., at the time the document was made, a formal agreement was the means to obtain the good will and cooperation of Aboriginals and ensure the health and safety of European settlers. [...] The special nature of the relationship means that the honour of the Crown is at stake in all of Canada’s dealings with Aboriginal people.12 Areas of provincial jurisdiction also affect Aboriginal and treaty rights. [...] In the Maritimes and parts of Quebec, the need for economic and military alliances with Aboriginal people gave rise to the completion in the mid-18th century of peace and friendship treaties with the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, and Passamaquoddy First Nations. [...] In 1964, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration asked the University of British Columbia to undertake a study of the social, educational, and economic situation of Aboriginal people in Canada.

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government politics canada indians of north america government policy law litigation treaty court british columbia native peoples first nations judiciary trial (court) constitution (law) section 35 aboriginal title delgamuukw delgamuukw v british columbia constitution act, 1982 provincial and territorial indian act aboriginal people british columbia treaty process 1969 white paper indian land transfers bc treaty process

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