This book is essential for: all solicitors and Aboriginal law lawyers in private practice, industry, and government; others who focus on Aboriginal law issues will also benefit, including First Nations leaders, employees of First Nations or First Nations organizations, in-house counsel, and law students.
Current to: November 2009
The practice of Aboriginal law is in large part the solicitor’s practice. Every day a myriad of issues demanding attention and action come across the solicitor’s desk. Aspects of governance and economic development unique to First Nations are a challenge when drafting agreements. This comprehensive book focuses on governance and economic development in two areas. The first half of the book focuses on land management and economic development of reserve land under the Indian Act and first nation land under the First Nations Land Management Act, and discusses the pros and cons and “lessons learned” of each regime. The second half deals with the many issues around interests of First Nations in traditional lands and resulting agreements with government and industry, with a focus on the legal framework for such agreements and a practical approach to negotiation, drafting, and implementation. This is an excellent resource for any Aboriginal law library.