Book Review – Terms of Coexistence: Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law

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TermsCoexistBy Alan Kilpatrick

Terms of Coexistence: Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law
By Sébastien Grammond
Toronto: Carswell, 2013
645 pp.

Those interested in Indigenous history and Aboriginal law should check out Terms of Coexistence: Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law by Professor Sébastien Grammond.  Professor Grammond is the dean of the Civil Law at the University of Ottawa, a member of the Ontario and Quebec Bars, and a known expert in Aboriginal law.  I was extremely privileged to hear Professor Grammond speak in Ottawa recently.

The book was awarded the Quebec Bar Foundation Prize.  Carswell describes this work as,

an in-depth discussion of the aboriginal and treaty rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, the provisions of the Indian Act regarding reserves and band councils, recent self-government regimes, the recognition of indigenous legal traditions, division of powers, taxation as well as the application of the child welfare and criminal justice systems. It also covers recent developments, such as the duty to consult and accommodate or the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples.

Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library to check out this resource. Call Number: KF 8208 .G74 2013.

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