Aboriginal Law Handbook, 4th Edition
By: Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend (OKT)
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-5111-9
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 760 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2012-06-29
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $150.00

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This practical "hands-on" guide provides a unique reference work to the law as it affects Aboriginal peoples and organizations

Contributors: Nancy Kleer, Kate Kempton, Renée Pelletier, Bryce Edwards, Maggie Wente, Larry Innes, Cathy Guirguis, Judith Rae, Lorraine Land, Senwung Luk, Matthew McPherson, Oliver MacLaren, Michael McClurg, and Andrea Bradley This practical "hands-on" guide provides a unique reference work to the law as it affects Aboriginal peoples and organizations, for both lawyers and non-lawyers. The guide also features in-depth analysis on a number of legal and policy issues affecting aboriginal peoples. The book includes summaries and discusses the current state of the law and policy about:
  • Rights of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada including the constitutional framework; aboriginal and treaty rights; the duty to consult and accommodate; hunting, fishing and trapping rights; land and land claims; and Métis and Inuit rights
  • Aboriginal government issues including self-government; international law and indigenous sovereignty; bands, band councils and reserves; Indian Act registration, band membership; and elections
  • Aboriginal community issues, including community control of programs and services; and housing and construction
  • Topics affecting aboriginal families, including marriage, separation and divorce; child welfare; wills and estates and the residential school settlement
  • Various economic and related matters, including protection, use and management of lands and resources; community corporations; commercial relations and reserves; individual and corporate taxation; trusts for Aboriginal communities; employment relations; and human rights and privacy
  • Justice issues, including criminal procedure; aboriginal justice initiatives; and injunctions and blockades
Each chapter contains a brief summary of key issues to remember, as well as a bibliography of secondary sources for further in-depth research. To browse other Aboriginal Law resources, visit Carswell's Aboriginal Law Practice Page.
About the Author
Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend (OKT) – including partners John Olthuis, Nancy Kleer, Roger Townshend and Kate Kempton - have been providing legal advice to Aboriginal peoples across Canada for some four decades. Their work has included: advising the Dene Nation before the National Energy Board and the Berger Inquiry on the Mackenzie Valley pipeline in the 1970’s; advising Innu Nation in Labrador in land claims and IBA negotiations and related litigation; and aboriginal title and aboriginal and treaty rights claims and negotiations advice for First Nations across Canada. OKT advises on other matters including injunctions; the duty to consult and accommodate; environmental assessment; reserve creation and land management; employment law advice for Band Councils; corporate law advice for Aboriginal businesses; housing; and child welfare.
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