The Indian Title Question in Canada: An Appraisal in the Light of Calder. - K. Lysyk. - Reprint. - September 1973.

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Database ID24987
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionCanadiana Pamphlets Collection
File/Item ReferenceXXXII-139b-TheIndianTitle (36)
Date of creationSeptember 1973
Physical description/extent1 reprint; 33 pages of textual records
Number of images33
Historical noteFrank Calder is famous for the court case titled "Calder vs. Attorney General of British Columbia." By appealing the case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, Calder established that Aboriginal title exists in modern Canadian law. This decision had national and international reverberations. In addition, it was the basis of BC's Nisga'a treaty. Before the Calder Case, there was no clear process for negotiating Canadian land claim settlements. Calder clarified which lands were negotiable (40% of Canada's land mass) and which were not. After the case, Canada developed a land claim policy to guide negotiations.
Scope and contentThe author, Deputy Attorney General of Saskatchewan, gives his personal views on the Calder vs. Attorney General of British Columbia legal case that established that Aboriginal title exists in modern Canadian law. The Calder case related to the Nishgas (Nisga'a) land claim in northwestern British Columbia. Item found within folder 'XXXII-39'.
ContributerKenneth Lysyk (author)
Copyright holderLysyk, Kenneth
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Provenance Access PointUniversity of Saskatchewan Library. Canadiana Pamphlets Collection
Other notesReprinted from The Canadian Bar Review, September 1973, pp. 450-480.
Treaty boundariesCanada -- National
Cultural regionCanada -- National
NamesCalder legal case
Dufferin, Lord
Haldane, Lord
Lysyk, Kenneth M.
Royal Proclamation of 1763
St. Catherine's Milling legal case
SubjectCrown Lands
Early European Settlers
Government policy
Land Claims
Legal Issues -- Supreme Court
Date Range(s)1750-1775
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