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Definition: The body of law relating to aboriginal people and their rights and claims.
See also keywords:  Aboriginal self-governance


The Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan was founded in 1975 by Dr. Roger C. Carter whose commitment to Aboriginal and social justice issues convinced the University of the need for a Centre to facilitate access to legal education for Aboriginal peoples, to promote the development of the law and the legal system in Canada in ways which better accommodate the advancement of Aboriginal peoples and communities, and to disseminate information concerning Aboriginal peoples and the law.

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The Nature's Laws Project was developed in a partnership involving the Heritage Community Foundation and representatives of First Nations from Treaty 6, 7 and 8. The project is a study of the legal codes and traditional governance of Alberta’s First Nations in the areas covered by Treaties 6, 7 and 8. It was structured as having research and public education components and involved Elders, academics and legal historians. The material examined was evidence found in oral histories, as well as case law, and the scholarly literature relating to Aboriginal People.

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This six-page manual seeks to clarify both what the aim of this Supreme Court decision (the Gladue Decision) was and what it means for Aboriginal people involved in the criminal justice system. It also has a section on how NCSA courtworkers can use the Gladue Decision when representing their clients in court.

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The Treaty Making in Canada section of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) website includes resources on over 70 historical treaties negotiated with First Nations between 1701 and 1923, including historical research reports, images, maps, and bibliographies.

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Most asked questions related to federal programs and services available to Aboriginal people in Canada.

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The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is an independent, non-profit research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.

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This section of NativeWeb is dedicated to information about law and legal issues related to indigenous peoples of the world. NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using the Internet to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world.

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The Fourth World Documentation Project was organized by the Center For World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) in 1992. Its mission is to document and make available important documents relating to the social, political, strategic, economic and human rights situations being faced by Fourth World nations and create a historical archive of the political struggles waged by Indigenous Peoples to assert their rights as sovereign nations. This section contains Canadian documents.

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