This chapter examines the origins of individual property rights on canadian indian reserves by focusing on the historical evolution of the indian act we begin by outlining british and canadian indian policy and the related colonial laws that preceded the indian act before discussing the regimes developed in the indian act of 1876 and beyond. The authors not only investigate the current forms of property rights on reservations but also expose the limitations of each system showing that customary rights are insecure certificates of possession cannot be sold outside the first nation and leases are temporary as well analysis of legislation court decisions and economic reports reveals that current land management has led to . Tom flanagan christopher alcantara and andre le dressay beyond the indian act restoring aboriginal property rightsmcgill queens university press xvi 224 3495. A fascinating book even if a bit scholoraly but very readable i was interested in why the first nations had such a bad reputation poor not wanting to work etc but this book sheds a lot of light as to what our legal structure had enabled and hampered society in general while the first nation . Buy the paperback book beyond the indian act by tom flanagan at indigoca canadas largest bookstore get free shipping on books over 25 the authors not only investigate the current forms of property rights on reservations but also expose the limitations of each system showing that customary rights are insecure certificates of
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