Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law

Quick Info
(2110.04)  Course
Instructor(s)
Professor A. Bhatia
Fall
4 credit(s)  4 hour(s);
Presentation
Synchronous online lecture, discussion. Note: This course satisfies the Indigenous and Aboriginal Law Requirement.
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement
No
Praxicum
No

This substantive law course provides a critical survey of state law as it relates to Indigenous peoples and lands in what is now known as Canada. Topics include but are not limited to: Indigenous sources of law; international law; Indigenous women, gender and law; historical context and constitutional framework re. Indigenous Peoples; Aboriginal title and doctrine of discovery; treaties; resource rights, extinguishment and consultation; the Indian Act and identity; allyship. The class is taught through the use of a variety of techniques, including class exercises, videos, and collaborative problem-solving. This course fulfills the prerequisite requirements for the Intensive Program in Indigenous Lands, Resources and Governments.