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Comparative Indigenous Law

Canadian Indigenous Law


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  Canadian Indigenous Law

Canadian Aboriginal law includes customary law, Canadian government law that specifically affects aboriginal people only, and also the interaction of customary law with the common and statute law of Canada. Aboriginal people are subject to the general law of the land, together with other Canadians, unless there is some Aboriginal treaty or other provision affording special protection. If a law conflicts with Aboriginal lifestyle or culture, and there is no special protection, the courts will apply that law to Aboriginal people.



See also the sections on Native Peoples and Native Rights in the Canadian Law chapter in the following encyclopaedia:

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