Annotated Aboriginal Law The Constitution, Legislation, Treaties and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries 2020

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Annotated Aboriginal Law: The Constitution, Legislation, Treaties, and Supreme Court of Canada Case Summaries 2020 provides you with up-to-date legislation, constitutional documents, case law, and annotations.

Written by Shin Imai, an experienced Aboriginal law practitioner and teacher, this book features the full text of the Indian Act and Regulations, accompanied by hundreds of annotations and section-by-section summaries of all significant court decisions interpreting or applying the legislation.

It also includes the consolidation of the Indian Act and Regulations and hundreds of annotations, the full texts of legislation and regulations including the Indian Oil and Gas Act and the First Nations Land Management Act; a review of the case law under s. 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867 [s. 91(24) (division of powers)] and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [s. 15, (equality rights), s. 25 (Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms not affected by the Charter), and s. 35(1) (Aboriginal and Treaty rights)]; and a brief annual review of the law, highlights of other legislation related to Aboriginal peoples, important cases, and a summary of the most important Supreme Court of Canada cases on Aboriginal law issues.

New in this edition

New Legislation includes:
  • Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Act, S.C. 2019, c. 29, s. 337
  • Department of Indigenous Services Act, S.C. 2019, c. 29, s. 336
  • Indian Oil and Gas Regulations, SOR/2019-196
Legislative updates include:
  • Indian Band Council Election Order, SOR/97-138
  • First Nations Elections Act, S.C. 2014, c. 5
  • First Nations Fiscal Management Act, S.C. 2005, c.9
Case law highlights include:
  • Peters v. Peters First Nation Band Council, 2019 FCA 197
  • Piot v. Canada, 2019 FCA 53
  • Schnurr v. Canada, 2019 FCA 54
  • Squamish First Nation v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2019 FCA 216
  • Beaver v. Hill, 2018 ONCA 816
  • Gift Lake Métis Settlement v. Alberta (Aboriginal Relations), 2019 ABCA 134
  • Fort McKay Métis Community Association v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2019 ABCA 15
  • R. v. Desautel, 2019 BCCA 151
  • William v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 BCCA 74
  • Ross River Dena Council v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 YKCA 3



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