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Aboriginal legal issues : cases, materials & commentary /
John J. Borrows, Leonard I. Rotman.
Fifth edition.
Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada, 2018.
xxxiii, 1125 pages ; 24 cm
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Toronto, Ontario : LexisNexis Canada, 2018.
contents note
Governance -- Aboriginal rights -- Aboriginal title -- Treaties -- Crown obligations -- Inuit rights -- Métis rights -- Federalism/constitutional issues -- Aboriginal women -- Child welfare -- Taxation -- Aboriginal peoples and criminal justice.
general note
Includes index.
local note
This title is part of the Indigenous Perspectives Collection at the Bora Laskin Law Library.
"This comprehensive casebook surveys the most important issues in Canadian law concerning Aboriginal peoples, contextualising them within their larger cultural, political and sociological framework. Also intended to be a general reference work for lawyers, judges, Indian chiefs and council members, Metis and Inuit leaders, and policy makers for governments and businesses who work with Aboriginal people, it surveys the most important issues in Canadian law concerning Aboriginal people. The materials also contain insights into questions courts have left unanswered, providing readers with ideas about how the law will develop in the future. This edition includes: Case analysis and discussion on new Supreme Court of Canada Williams Lake case; New questions relating to the material to encourage academic discourse and engage critical thinking; New case law Sga'nism Sim'augit (Chief Mountain) v. Canada (Attorney-General); Article titled "Indian Act By-Laws: A viable means for First nations to (re)assert control over local matters now and not later" discusses the complications of an amendment to the Indian Act for Indian Band governmental powers; Information about the development and passage of the Indigenous Languages Act proposed by the federal Trudeau government; Discussion of Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia, [2014] 2 S.C.R. 256 case dealing with Aboriginal Title; Insightful commentary on R. v. White and Bob and the change in judicial approach towards Aboriginal treaty interpretation; New case called Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (MNR) [2014] 2 S.C.R. 447 dealing with Aboriginal treaties; New case First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun et al v. Government of Yukon is the most recent case showing consideration of modern treatises; Brand new section about spirituality and the duty to consult featuring 2-17 case Ktunaxa nation v BC (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations); New section on obligation to consult using cases: Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council; Clyde River (Hamlet) v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc.; and Behn v. Moulton Contracting Ltd.; New Excerpt titled "The lands belonged to Them, Once by the Indian Title, Twice for having Defended Them…and thrice for having Built and Lived on Them: The Law and Politics of Métis Title"; New case and commentary - Brown v. Canada (Attorney General); First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et. A; V.A.G. of Canada (Minister of Indian Affairs); New case R v. Kokopenace [2015] 2 SCR 398, 2015 SCC 28."--
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