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Aboriginal rights refer to practices, traditions and customs that distinguish the
unique culture of each First Nation and were practiced prior to European contact.
These are rights that some Aboriginal peoples of Canada hold as a result of their
ancestors' longstanding use and occupancy of the land. The rights of certain ...
Oct 25, 2017 ... In Canada, anti-discrimination legislation exists to protect and advocate for the
human rights of Aboriginal peoples. The Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act – including the repeal of section
67 – are dedicated to maintaining every individual's rights under the law.
5 days ago ... The Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System ATRIS is an electronic
system which brings together information on the location of Aboriginal
communities and information pertaining to their potential or established
Aboriginal or Treaty rights.
Aboriginal rights, as defined under the Canadian legal system, consist of a broad
spectrum of legal rights pos sessed by Aboriginal people in Canada. While the
rights defined to date are not exhaustive, courts have recognized the right to
occupy the land, to fish, hunt, trap, and generally use the “products” of the rivers,
Aboriginal Rights. 1900. Under the Dominion Elections Act S.C. 1900 c. 12, the
only people who can vote in a federal election are ones who have the legal right
to vote in a provincial election. Minorities who are excluded from voting in
provincial elections are therefore automatically excluded from voting in federal
The Government of Canada recognizes the inherent right of self-government as
an existing Aboriginal right under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
â€”Aboriginal Women's Roundtable participant. Fear of retaliation is among the
top factors blocking access to human rights justice for many Aboriginal women,
the Canadian Human Rights Commission learned over the course of four
roundtable discussions held across the country in 2013. Close to a hundred
The report shows that, compared to non-Aboriginal people, Aboriginal people
living in. Canada: • Have lower median after-tax income;. • Are more likely to
experience unemployment;. • Are more likely to collect employment insurance
and social assistance;. • Are more likely to live in housing in need of major
ABORIGINAL FISHING RIGHTS: SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
INTRODUCTION. In Sparrow,(1) the Supreme Court of Canada considered for
the first time the scope of section 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982, which
recognizes and affirms the aboriginal and treaty rights of aboriginal peoples of
Canada. Significantly ...
Starting in 1701, in what was to eventually become Canada, the British Crown
entered into solemn treaties to encourage peaceful relations between First
Nations and non-Aboriginal people. Over the next several centuries, treaties
were signed to define, among other things, the respective rights of Aboriginal
people and ...
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