Thunder Bay • Orillia

Type B: Social Sciences - Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Political Science 3351 Indigenous Peoples and the Law
An examination of the unique legal position of Indigenous Peoples in Canada with particular emphasis on the political, economic and social impact of the law. Topics to be dealt with include: International Law and Indigenous people, Indigenous identity in Canada, the nature of Aboriginal title, the scope of Indigenous rights, pre- and post-confederation treaties (particular emphasis on treaties in northwestern Ontario), land claim negotiations (specific and comprehensive land claims), self government, constitutional developments, and the nature of amendments to the Indian Act.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 3351
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content