Statistics Canada

The Government of Canada

Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982: 

"(1) The existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed.

(2) In this Act, "Aboriginal Peoples of Canada" includes the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.

(3) For greater certainty, in subsection (1) "treaty rights" includes rights that now exist by way of land claims agreements or may be so acquired.

(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Aboriginal and treaty rights referred to in subsection (1) are guaranteed equally to male and female persons."

Government of British Columbia

Government of Alberta

Government of Saskatchewan

Government of Manitoba

Government of ontario

Treaty organizations

recommended reading

  • Aboriginal Canada and the Natural Resources Economy Series (5-part series) by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

  • Dances with Dependency by Calvin Helin

  • The Economic Dependency Trap by Calvin Helin

  • An Army of Problem Solvers - Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy by Shaun Loney

  • Resource Rulers - Fortune and Folly on Canada's Road to Resources by Bill Gallagher

  • The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

  • The Unjust Society by Harold Cardinal

  • Good to Great by Jim Collins

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown