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 provides you with up-to-date legislation, constitutional documents, case law, and annotations.

Written by Angela DElia Decembrini, Kate Gunn, and Bruce McIvor of First Peoples Law with assistance from Geneva Lloyd and Cody ONeil, 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.

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New Legislation Highlights includes:

  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, S.B.C. 2019, c. 44
  • CanadaUnited StatesMexico 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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