This landmark text offers the authoritative commentary of recognized Aboriginal law leader Jack Woodward, Q.C. As a practitioner and a law professor, he brings a perspective to the field that is of both practical and academic value. Native Law provides an unparalleled breadth of coverage, across every subject area – from land claims to aboriginal rights and title – relevant to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada. Complete and continually updated, Native Law is a trusted, key resource for every Aboriginal law office or library.
CRITICAL NATIVE LAW TOPICS
• Native Recognition
• Government Powers and Responsibilities
• Aboriginal Government, Title and Treaty Rights
• Property Rights
• Criminal Law
• Estates and Family Law
RECENT CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS
• Bastien (Succession de) c. R. (2011, S.C.C.)
• Elder Advocates of Alberta Society v. Alberta (2011, S.C.C.)
• Tsuu T'ina Nation v. Alberta (Minister of the Environment) (2010, Alta. C.A.)
• Ballantyne v. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (2011, F.C.) • Robertson v. Beauvais (2011, F.C.)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Volume 1: Table of Contents Table of Cases Table of Statutes Table of Authorities Chapter 1 - Legal Recognition of Native Individuals and Native Groups Chapter 2 - Sources of Aboriginal Law Chapter 3 - Federal Powers and Responsibilities Chapter 4 - Provincial Powers and Responsibilities Chapter 5 - Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Chapter 6 - Citizenship and Civil Rights Chapter 7 - First Nation Governance under Legislation and Treaties Chapter 8 - Aboriginal Titles and Indian Lands Chapter 9 - Management and Development of Indian Land Chapter 10 - Individual Possession and Development of Reserves Chapter 11 - Personal Property (and Off-Reserve Real Estate)
Volume 2: Chapter 12 - Taxation Chapter 13 - Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Gathering Chapter 14 - Culture and Religion Chapter 15 - Children and Family Law Chapter 16 - Wills and Estates Chapter 17 - Offences, Criminal Law, Sentencing and Young Offenders Chapter 18 - Motor Vehicle and Highway Traffic Laws Chapter 19 - Federal Services for Aboriginal Persons Chapter 20 - Practice Matters Chapter 21 - Treaties Chapter 22 - Orders, By-Laws and Regulations Affecting Each Band Words & Phrases Appendices Index
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