Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada By Michael Asch, Australians Together The lack of treaty Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System Jul , The Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System ATRIS is a web based, geographic information system that locates Indigenous communities and displays information relating to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights. Would a treaty help Aboriginal self determination Background information Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in What are Treaty, Aboriginal and Indigenous Rights Treaty Rights Agreements between specific groups of First Nations, Mtis or Inuit and the Crown government that recognize certain rights, such as rights to land and resources Some treaties were signed before Confederation, while others are very recent, but all of them are still in effect. Treaty in Victoria Treaty is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the unique status, rights, cultures and histories of Aboriginal Victorians It s an opportunity to address wrongs and redefine relationships between the State, Aboriginal Victorians and non Aboriginal Victorians. Treaties with Indigenous Peoples in Canada The Canadian Aboriginal treaties Australian states at beginning of Jun , Australian states have taken steps towards the nation s first treaties with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Australia is the only Commonwealth country that does not have a treaty Treaties and agreements Sep , Treaty rights and Aboriginal rights commonly referred to as Indigenous rights are recognized and affirmed in Section of the Constitution Act, and are also a key part of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which the Government of Canada has committed to adopt.
In the last two decades there has been positive change in how the Canadian legal system defines Aboriginal and treaty rights Yet even after the recognition of those rights in the Constitution Act of 1982, the legacy of British values and institutions as well as colonial doctrine still shape how the legal system identifies and interprets Aboriginal and treaty rights WhatIn the last two decades there has been positive change in how the Canadian legal system defines Aboriginal and treaty rights Yet even after the recognition of those rights in the Constitution Act of 1982, the legacy of British values and institutions as well as colonial doctrine still shape how the legal system identifies and interprets Aboriginal and treaty rights What results is a systematic bias in the legal system that places Indigenous peoples at a distinct disadvantage.The eight essays in Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada focus on redressing this bias All of them apply contemporary knowledge of historical events as well as current legal and cultural theory in an attempt to level the playing field The book highlights rich historical information that previous scholars may have overlooked Of particular note are data relevant to better understanding the political and legal relations established by treaty and the Royal Proclamation of 1763 Other essays include discussion of such legal matters as the definition of Aboriginal rights and the privileging of written over oral testimony in litigation The collection also includes an essay that, by means of ethnographic and historical data, raises concerns respecting how the law might be distorted even further if we are not careful in assuring that what is defined as Indigenous today is detached from its own traditions and divorced from contemporary issues.In sum, Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada shows that changes in the way in which these rights are conceptualized and interpreted are urgently needed This book then offers concrete proposals regarding substantive, processual, and conceptual matters that together provide the means to put change into practice.