Monday, January 3, 2011

New Faculty Publication: Prof. Bob Anderson on Aboriginal Title in Canada

Robert T. Anderson, Aboriginal Title in the Canadian Legal System: The Story of Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, in INDIAN LAW STORIES 591-619 (Carole Goldberg, Kevin K. Washburn & Philip P. Frickey eds., Foundation Press 2011).
In this chapter, Professor Anderson explores the seminal Canadian case involving native peoples' property rights and their political sovereignty. He traces these property rights to King George III's Royal Proclamation of 1763 and follows them through subsequent legislative and judicial action.
The 1982 Constitution Act contained an aboriginal rights clause which recognized the native peoples property rights and sparked several significant court cases.
Indian Law Stories is the latest in a series that now includes more than 30 titles. A Law Library catalog search "foundation law stories" will retrieve all of these titles. Most are located in the Reference Area, with a few second copies available in the Classified Stacks or Good Reads.

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