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Treaty Rights in the Constitution of Canada
By: James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson, J.D. (Harvard); B.A. History
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This new book structures and comprehensively discusses the treaty rights recognized and affirmed in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. It reviews negotiations and treaty text, the principles of treaty interpretation, and case law on the treaty relationships, treaty tenure, treaty governance, and the treaty economy. Finally it reviews the principle of constitutional convergence with other parts of the constitution and comments on how to institutionally reconcile treaty rights with the rest of the constitution.
About the Author
James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson, J.D. (Harvard), B.A. History, was born to the Bear Clan of the Chickasaw Nation and Cheyenne Tribe in Oklahoma and has become one of the leading Aboriginal philosophers, advocates and strategists of North American peoples. In 1974, he was one of the first American Indians to receive a Juris Doctorate in law from Harvard Law School. During the constitutional process (1978 to 1993), Professor Henderson served as a constitutional advisor for the Mikmaq Nation and the Assembly of First Nations. He is a noted international human rights lawyer and a member of the Advisory Council to the Minister of Foreign Affairs that identifies strategic and emerging foreign policy issues. He currently pursues justice for Aboriginal Peoples of Canada through the Native Law Centre as its senior administrator and Research Director. He is a co-author of Aboriginal Tenure in the Constitution of Canada, which received the Scholarly Writing Award (2000 Saskatchewan Book Awards).