Aboriginal Rights

Highlights

  • Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples have unique rights to practice traditional activities and customs on their ancestral lands, which often includes trapping, hunting, and fishing.read more »
  • Expropriation is when the government or certain empowered public agencies take your land without your consent.This happens when the government needs that specific land for some public works or public ...read more »
  • All Canadians have certain constitutional rights guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Our freedom of expression, the right to vote, and many other vital democratic rights are enshrined ...read more »

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  • Trapping laws regulate the trapping of animals for the purposes of fur, food, conservation and pest control.read more »
  • Expropriation is when the government or certain empowered public agencies take your land without your consent.This happens when the government needs that specific land for some public works or public ...read more »
  • Canadian law instructs courts to weigh special cultural considerations when meting out punishment to an aboriginal person convicted of a crime. It applies to all Aboriginal Peoples, to both status ...read more »
  • There are some common misconceptions that Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples don’t pay taxes. While it’s true that some earnings and transactions on reserve lands are tax-exempt, aboriginals don’t live ...read more »
  • Responsibility for aboriginal health care is a complicated and contentious issue. All levels of government play a role, but debates exist about who is responsible for what and to what extent.read more »
  • Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples have unique rights to practice traditional activities and customs on their ancestral lands, which often includes trapping, hunting, and fishing.read more »
  • Aboriginal self-government is an arrangement allowing aboriginal communities to assume greater responsibility and control over their own internal function, including law-making, taxation, and ...read more »
  • Most aboriginal people in Canada qualify for special status and benefits under the Indian Act — the 1876 law that governs education, healthcare, land use, hunting rights, and more.read more »
  • There are some common misconceptions that Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples don’t pay taxes. While it’s true that some earnings and transactions on reserve lands are tax-exempt, aboriginals don’t live ...read more »
  • The Indian Act is a law that defines the legal rights and status of registered Indians, bands, and their reserves. It governs education, health care, housing, hunting and fishing rights, and many ...read more »