Beyond the Nass Valley: National Implications of the Supreme Court's Delgamuukw Decision

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Owen Lippert
The Fraser Institute, 2000 - Law - 544 pages
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On December 11th 1997, then Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada radically rewrote how the law requires the resolution of Aboriginal land claims. His decision in the long-running case, Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia, expanded the substance of Aboriginal title and created new ways to determine its presence, including oral testimony. Though the case originated in British Columbia, it has the potential to influence all regions of Canada. In July 1998 and April 1999, the Fraser Institute held conferences to explore the national implications of the decisions. Thirty top law professors, economists, and researchers contributed papers now brought together in this volume, bringing together the Native and non-Native perspectives on the topic.

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Page xiii - MSW degree from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD from the University of Toronto.
Page xi - In 1974, he was one of the first American Indians to receive a Juris doctorate in law from Harvard Law School.
Page viii - More recently, he was part of the legal team acting on behalf of the Intervener Grand Council of the Crees in the Supreme Court of Canada Reference re Secession of Quebec (1996).
Page xi - He is a co-author of Aboriginal Tenure in the Constitution of Canada (Carswell, 2000) and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage (Parish, 2000).
Page xv - A Modest Proposal for Legislative Reform to Facilitate the Settlement of Specific Indian Claims,
Page x - Title, has been used by the Supreme Court of Canada and the High Court of Australia in landmark decisions on indigenous land rights.

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