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Canadian law: Indigenous Peoples


National Enquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl

Initiated in 2016, the independent National Inquiry presented its Final Report  to the Canadian federal government on June 3, 2019.

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Background to 2008 Act

Canadian Indigenous Peoples

"‘Indigenous peoples' is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. Often, ‘Aboriginal peoples' is also used.

The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: Indians (more commonly referred to as First Nations), Inuit and Métis. These are three distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

More than 1.4 million people in Canada identify themselves as an Aboriginal person, according to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). "

Official government website Viewed  16 June 2017.

 Available to holders of an Oxford SSO on LexisLibrary. are Canadian Native Law Reporter, Canadian Aboriginal Law Digest, Halsbury's Law of Canada (includes volume on Aboriginal Law),The Law of Treaties Between the Crown and Aboriginal Peoples (McCabe), and Aboriginal Law NetLetter.

Westlaw has the Indigenous Law Journal in particular

Canadian native law cases v.1-v.7                     Cw Can 100 C102
(Canadian and PC decisions 1763 to 1978)

Canadian native law reporter  v.1(1979)-                Cw Can 100 C103 (available  via LexisLibrary for holders of  an Oxford SSO)

Texts on topic

You may find that more than one Bodleian library has useful titles in its collection. In the examples below, the first is in the Law Library while the second is in the Social Science Library

Subject search try using

Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada

Indigenous peoples -- Canada

Indians of North America - Legal status, laws, etc - Canada

Indians of North America - Canada - Treaties

The looseleaf service Woodward Native Law is at KL8.C1. WOO

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