LAW Indigenous Peoples & the Law
Canada's Indian Treaties & Surrenders
Not all land is ceded territory in Canada. Canadian lands with agreements between the King, Queen, or Crown and Indigenous Peoples in Canada are called Indian Treaties, most of which are numbered (e.g., Treaty 7 represents the land where the city of Calgary is located and is an agreement to surrender signed September 22, 1877 involving the “Blackfeet, Blood, Piegan, Sarcee, Stony and other Indians” today known as the First Nations peoples of Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley, Blood Tribe, Piikani Nation, Siksika Nation, and Tsuut'ina Nation). These treaties are not found in the same sources as international treaties.
Law & Legislation
Most legislation respecting Indigenous Peoples is historically rooted and relates to the land.
Selected Books on Treaties
The first item is organized with treaties by date. You will find the treaty you need by searching the index by the original English name of the tribe or nation.
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