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2 years 11 months
2000 / PDF
This paper considers the problem of domestic and international non-compliance with aboriginal customary law regarding traditional designs, ritual knowledge and other intellectual property. It begins by outlining the general failure of domestic and international copyright law to provide a legal solution. It follows with discussion of the Galinbingu people’s recent success in the breakthrough...
Author(s): Written by David Robbins, B.A., L.L.B
3 years 22 hours
2015 /
Canada’s federal drug policy under the Harper government (2006 to present) is “tough on crime” and dismissive of public health and harm reduction approaches to problematic drug use. Drawing on insights from discourse and critical race theories, and Bacchi’s (2009) poststructural policy analysis framework, problematic representations in Canada’s federal drug policy discourse are examined through...
Author(s): Shelley G. Marshall, University of Manitoba
3 years 1 day
2015 / PDF
This article provides an in-depth analysis of selective land use and resource management policies in the Province of Ontario, Canada. It examines their relative capacity to recognize the rights of First Nations and Aboriginal peoples and their treaty rights, as well as their embodiment of past Crown–First Nations relationships. An analytical framework was developed to evaluate the manifest and...
Author(s): Fraser McLeod, Queen's U; Leela Viswanathan, Queen's U; Graham S. Whitelaw, Queen's U; Jared Macbeth, Walpole Island FN; Carolyn King, Mississaugas of the New Credit FN; Daniel D. McCarthy, U of Waterloo; Erin Alexiuk, U of Waterloo
Found in: Legal | Rights & Title | Treaty
3 years 2 days
2014 / PDF
On September 13, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). This was an historic event as work on UNDRIP had been ongoing for 30 years before its passage. Today, UNDRIP provides a framework for addressing human rights protections for Indigenous peoples globally. This article examines the significance of UNDRIP as a public...
Author(s): Roxanne T. Ornelas, Miami University, Ohio
3 years 3 days
2013 / PDF
In 2008, I wrote a paper primarily based on the Plaintiff’s Final Argument, which postulated that oral history is “... a source of information that provides a more complete understanding of the issues and legal tests involved in Aboriginal rights litigation. Oral history not only illuminates historic events, but it provides context and an Aboriginal perspective to those events.
Author(s): Gary S. Campo, of Woodward & Company
3 years 3 days
2008 / PDF
This paper sets out to discuss aspects of the physical occupancy element of the test for Aboriginal title, and how Vickers J. interpreted and applied Marshall; Bernard in the recently released Tsilhqot’in Nation decision. Tsilhqot’in Nation is the most recent Aboriginal title case since the Supreme Court of Canada decided Marshall; Bernard in 2005. In fact, that SCC decision was released during...
Author(s): Jack Woodward, Pat Hutchings and Leigh Anne Baker of Woodward & Company
3 years 1 week
2012 / Video
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
3 years 1 week
2010 / Video
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance
3 years 1 week
2010 / Video
Tsawwassen's story about creating laws and policies after their historic treaty signing provides important insight for all First Nations who wish to develop laws and policy.
Resource Producer: National Centre for First Nations Governance
Author(s): National Centre for First Nations Governance (981)
Found in: Legal | Rights & Title | Treaty
3 years 2 weeks
2015 / PDF
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action...
Author(s): The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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