Aboriginal Law, Fifth Edition - hardcover

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Written by a leading Aboriginal law practitioner and acclaimed author, Aboriginal Law, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive, authoritative resource that highlights the most important aspects of Canadian law, its impact on Aboriginal people, and their relationship with the wider Canadian society.

This treatise contains detailed, insightful commentary in such important areas as:

  • Aboriginal Rights
  • Aboriginal Title
  • Treaty Rights Historic
  • Modern Treaties and Land Claims Agreements
  • Federal Authority
  • Indian Reserve Land and Related Tax Matters
  • Provincial and Territorial Authority
  • The Crown's Duty to Consult Aboriginal People
  • Métis Rights

In addition to these discussions, Aboriginal Law, Fifth Edition pays particular attention to the constitutional element of Aboriginal law. Presented in plain language, it is an essential resource for any practitioners, academics, policymakers, and students of this rapidly developing area of law.

New in this edition:

  • Reconciliation
  • Anti-corruption Initiatives
  • Engaging the Honour of the Crown
  • Duty to Consult Causal Connection and Potential Adverse Effects
  • Duty to Consult Remedies and Declaratory Relief

Recent notable case law examined in this publication includes:

  • Daniels v. Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development) (2016 SCC 12)
  • Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia (2014 SCC 44)
  • Moulton Contracting Ltd. v. British Columbia (2013 SCC 26)
  • Ahousaht First Nation v. Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) (2015 F.C.)
  • Haida Nation v. Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) (2015 F.C.)
  • Saik'uz First Nation v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. (2015 BCCA)
  • First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon (2015 Y.K.C.A.)

What the reader will find is a thorough and up to date summary of relevant case law, legislation, and agreements dealing with a range of topics within the over-arching umbrella of Aboriginal law, including the trilogy of Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal title and historic treaty rights, as well as modern land claims and treaty rights, the division of authority between federal, provincial and territorial governments, the crowns duty to consult, reserve land and related tax matters and Métis rights.
Izaak de Rijcke and Megan Mills (2017 Canadian Law Library Review/Revue canadienne des bibliothèques de droit, Volume/Tome 42, No. 1).


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