LAWS 2280 ‑ Aboriginal Peoples and the Law


This course will examine the legal position of Aboriginal peoples within Canada. The objective of the course is to engage with the unique legal and policy issues which must be understood and addressed to effectively work in the area of Aboriginal Law. Course materials will engage jurisprudence and legislation within the broader nexus of colonial history, aboriginal conditions and culture, and government programs and policies. Particular topics may include sources of law, unique constitutional provisions, the special position of Indian reserves, the nature of aboriginal title and rights, Indian treaties, fiduciary obligations, taxation, and self-government/self determination.

Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: Evaluation will be by means of examination, with the possibility of assignments composing a portion of the grade.
Restrictions: None.