The Duty to Consult: New Relationships with Aboriginal Peoples by law professor Dwight C. Newman offers an overview of the nature of the Crown's obligation to consult with Aboriginal Peoples when the Crown is aware of a potential action that may affects the rights of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. For this constantly changing process, the author examines the court decisions, legislation, policies, and consultation process regarding this duty.
For Future Generations: Reconciling Gitxsan and Canadian Law by P. Dawn Mills is part of Purich Publishing's Aboriginal Issues series. This brief volume offers a general readership insight into the Gitxsan perspective of Aboriginal rights and title. The author has spent a number of years studying and researching the historic court cases such as Delgam'Uukw v. British Columbia as well as Gitxsan property law and governance. The book begins with an historical overview of land and First Nations rights as they pertain to British Columbia from 1795-1916.
Moving Toward Justice: Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice contains twelve essays first presented during a March 2006 justice and law conference held in Regina and sponsored by First Nations University and the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy. The papers are generally legal approaches to the issue of Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian justice system.
Gambling with the Future: The Evolution of Aboriginal Gaming in Canada discusses the recent development of casinos and large-scale bingos among First Nations in Canada. First Nations in Canada have taken the example from Native American casinos in the United States as a key component for economic development in their communities. The book examines the battles First Nations waged against their respective provincial governments for the right to legally open their gaming operations.
Account of the ground-breaking Supreme Court Case, Guerin v. the Queen, in 1984. The lawyer for the Musqueam First Nation during this legal battle provides a detailed history of the case and the meaning behind the decision that compels the federal government to act in the best interests of First Nations. The government's breach of duty to First Nations, in this case the Musqueam, is documented. The author compares Canadian law with respect to fiduciary duty with that of Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada? Who decides? How many are there, and where do they live? The 1982 amendments to the Canadian Constitution recognize and affirm the existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, specifically the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples. This book is about the legal and policy issues that must be confronted if this Constitutional commitment is to be honoured. In its 1996 report, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples laid out a process to recognize and define Canada's Aboriginal peoples. The federal government has ignored it.
Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues is the third edition of this self-government title in Purich Publishing's popular Aboriginal Issues series. In this new edition editor Yale Belanger gathered 19 comprehensive essays by 31 scholars and politicians to deal with the practical side of self-government as it is unfolding in Canada. The book is organized into five sections with section one covering the basic introduction to self-government as it understood by contemporary Aboriginal scholars.