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  • 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 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 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 more »
  • Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples have unique rights to practice traditional activities and customs on their ancestral lands, which often includes trapping, hunting, and 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 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 »
  • 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 more »
  • Aboriginal people in Canada have a deep history of traditional medicine and these values sometimes clash with practices of modern 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 more »