The different ways of thinking between Europeans and Indigenous Peoples had consequences for how sovereignty was understood. Relationships with instead of authority over the land are foundational to the Indigenous idea of sovereignty.
Question 2 of 4
The 1996 Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended, in part, that while Indigenous Nations had a right to self-determination, they were restricted in what forms of government they could adopt.
Question 3 of 4
Self-government looks different for different Nations in different parts of the country. The Nisga’a Treaty gives powers to manage lands and resources, and allows. Nation to make laws about language, culture, and citizenship in their territory.
Question 4 of 4
It could be said, “Calder walked so Delgamuukw could run so Tsilhqot’in could fly.” All of these cases led to the enshrining of Aboriginal Title into law. This recognition automatically extends to all Nations across the country.
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