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An Introduction to Aboriginal Issues

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      1. For a general discussion of Aboriginal peoples and related issues see; J. Frideres, Native Peoples in Canada: Contemporary Conflicts, 3rd ed. (Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice-Hall Canada Inc., 1988); for a legal discussion see; J. Woodward, Native Law, (Toronto, Ont.: Carswell, 1990).

      2. Canada, Statistics Canada, 1991 Census of Canada; 1991 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.

      3. Indian Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, c.1–5.

      4. Constitution Act, 1982, Schedule B of the Canada Act 1982, (U.K.), 1982, c.11.

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      5. Constitution Act, 1867, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, App. II, No.5.

      6. See for example: Metis Settlements Land Protection Act, Statutes of Alberta, 1990, c.M-14.8 and Metis Settlements Act, Statutes of Alberta 1990, c.M-14.3.

      7. Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act, Statutes of Canada, 1984, c.46.

      8. Sechelt Indian Band Self-Government Act, Statutes of Canada 1986, c.93.

        • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
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      9. P. Barkwell, “The Medicine Chest Clause in Treaty No.6,” [1981]4 Canadian Native Law Reporter 1.

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      10. Indian Act, s.81 (1)(a).

      11. Indian Act, s.73 (1 )(g) & (h); see also the Indian Health Regulations, C.R.C. 1978, c. 955.