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Advancing Aboriginal Claims


Can Aboriginal values be reconciled with Canadian jurisprudence, and what is the role of Aboriginal jurisprudences in the development of treaty and Aboriginal rights? The combination of policy, philosophy, strategy, and legal arguments are valuable as a resource for thoughtful discussion and action on the future of Aboriginal claims. With the perspective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal social scientists and legal scholars, some authors provide clear, innovative strategy and legal arguments for use in advancing Aboriginal claims, while others ask us to question how best to ensure all interests are well represented in so doing.

Published in cooperation with the Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Kerry Wilkins

Part I: Validating Aboriginal Experience
Aboriginal Paradigms: Implications for Relationships to Land and Treaty Making / Leroy Little Bear
The Right of Inclusion: Aboriginal Rights and/or Aboriginal women? / Patricia Monture
Aboriginal Jurisprudences and Rights / James Youngblood Henderson

Part II: Substantive Arguments
Indigenous Rights and the Lex Loci in British Imperial Law / Russel Lawrence Barsh
Continuity of Aboriginal Rights / Kent McNeil
Métis Aboriginal Title in Canada: Achieving Equality in Aboriginal Rights Doctrine / Larry N. Chartrand

Part III: Practical Consequences and Choices
Fear, Hope and Misunderstanding: Unintended Consequences and the Marshall Decision / Christopher P. Manfredi
"Let Us Face It, We Are All Here to Stay" But Do We Negotiate or Litigate? / Leonard I. Rotman
Aboriginal Resource Rights After Delgamuukw and Marshall / Gordon Christie
First Nations-Crown Relations in British Columbia in the Post-Delgamuukw Era / Gurston Dacks

Conclusion: Judicial Aesthetics and Aboriginal Claims / Kerry Wilkins

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