Vladimir Putin

MacDonald, Flora

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The lack of comprehension of what is meant by Aboriginal Rights or what the consequences of recognition and settlement will be for all Canadians. An historical review of Aboriginal Rights with regard to the Canadian government and the Constitution before and after 1969. A definition of aboriginal right. The intention to work towards negotiated settlement. Lessons of history. Disparities and problems in the approach to aboriginal rights and treaties. Dealing with land claims outside the treaties. The concept of land according to native people. Concerns and fears of non-native people.The issue of costs. Statistics regarding native people. Development of native organizations. Obligations of government to Aboriginal Rights.