Twenty-five years ago, Aboriginal and Treaty Rights were included in Section 35 of the Constitution Act in 1982. They provided the basis for recognition of the unique status of Indigenous Peoples within Canada. Four First Minister's Conferences on Aboriginal constitutional matters failed to produce any substantial agreement between Peoples and Canada. The precise meaning and content of Section 35 has remained unclear. As a result, Section 35 has been largely defined through a series of court cases. Different visions of the possibilities and limitations of Section 35 are portrayed in this important collection.
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