Overview of Aboriginal Self-Government
What is Aboriginal Self-Government?
As part of the BC Treaty Process, the governments of Canada and British Columbia are negotiating the scope of Aboriginal law-making powers with Aboriginal people. [Fact sheet]
Why Aboriginal Self-Government?
At the centre of the current debate about whether governments should be negotiating self-government with Aboriginal peoples is the question of whether self-government and law making powers are among the Aboriginal rights recognized and affirmed by section 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982.
Comparative Governance Structures Among Aboriginal Peoples in Canada New!
This paper explains the powers and resources at the disposal of Aboriginal governments recognized in Canadian law. It reviews the Indian Act model and self-government rights though treaties as well as Metis self-government.
[Fact sheet] [Research Paper]
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