Annotated Aboriginal Law: The Constitution, Legislation, Treaties and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries 2021 (Print & ProView)

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Annotated Aboriginal Law: The Constitution, Legislation, Treaties and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries 2021 is written by experienced Aboriginal law practitioners at First Peoples Law.

It features the Indian Act and selected regulations, accompanied by hundreds of annotations and section-by-section summaries of all significant court decisions interpreting or applying the legislation.

It also includes annotations of case law under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867 (division of powers), sections 2, 15 and 25 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (fundamental freedoms, equality rights and Aboriginal rights and freedoms not affected by the Charter), and section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 (Aboriginal and Treaty rights). It also includes a brief annual review of the law and a summary of the most important Supreme Court of Canada cases in Aboriginal law.

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New Legislation Highlights includes:

  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, S.B.C. 2019, c. 44
  • Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 2020, c. 1

Legislative updates include:

  • Indian Band Council Election Order, SOR/97-138
  • First Nations Elections Act, S.C. 2014, c. 5

Case law highlights include:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (Attorney General) v. Uashaunnuat (Innu of Uashat and of Mani-Utenam), 2020 SCC 4
  • Chipesia v. Blueberry River First Nation, 2020 FCA 9
  • Taseko Mines Limited v. Canada (Environment), 2019 FCA 320
  • Morriseau v. The Queen, 2020 TCC 5
  • Fort McKay First Nation v Prosper Petroleum Ltd, 2020 ABCA 163
  • Siksika Health Services v. Health Sciences Association of Alberta, 2019 ABCA 494
  • West Moberly First Nation v British Columbia, 2020 BCCA 138
  • R. v. Lamb, 2020 NBCA 22
  • Resources Strateco inc. c. Procureure générale du Québec, 2020 QCCA 1
  • R v. Big River First Nation, 2019 SKCA 117
  • Kennedy v Carry the Kettle First Nation, 2020 SKCA 32
  • Ross River Dena Council v. Yukon, 2020 YKCA 10

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  • Indigenous Law


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