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Indian Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. I-5).

Country/Territory
Canada
Document type
Legislation
Date
1985 (2015)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act respecting Indians.
Subject
Agricultural & rural development, Fisheries, Forestry, Land & soil, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Agricultural development Farming Property rights Agricultural land Indigenous peoples Governance Access-to-justice Aquaculture Timber Timber extraction/logging Public land Jurisdictional competence Procedural matters Ownership Transfer Financing Tax/levy Transport/storage Offences/penalties Enforcement/compliance Hunting/capture
Geographical area
Americas, North America
Abstract

The present Act is a piece of basic legislation that governs in matters pertaining to Indian status, bands, and Indian reserves. It has been suggested that the Indian Act provides ways of understanding native identity, organizing a conceptual framework that has shaped contemporary native life in ways that are now so familiar as to almost seem “natural”. The Indian Act is administered by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), formerly the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Full text
English/French
Website
www.gc.ca

References - Legislation

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Teslin Tlingit Council Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1993

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1993

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Kwanlin Dun First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 2005

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Carcross/Tagish First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 2005

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1998

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ta'an Kwach'an Council Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 2002

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Kluane First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 2003

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Selkirk First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1997

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1993

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Protection of species, Contract/agreement, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Split Lake Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1992

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Pollution control, Land tenure, Liability/compensation, Business/industry/corporations, Financing, Enforcement/compliance, Governance, Jurisdictional competence, Procedural matters, Property rights, Vested rights/existing rights, Data collection/reporting, Sub-national agreement, Contract/agreement, Inland waters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1993

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Sub-national agreement, Contract/agreement, Protection of species, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

An Act for the settlement of certain questions between the Governments of Canada and Ontario respecting Indian Reserve Lands (S.C. 1924, c. 48).

Legislation | Canada | 1924

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Land tenure, Governance, Liability/compensation, Vested rights/existing rights, Sub-national agreement, Contract/agreement, Enforcement/compliance, Minerals, Mining, Inland waters, Water rights, Traditional rights/customary rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 1997

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Protected fishing area, Sub-national agreement, Contract/agreement, Protection of species, Land tenure, Equity, Ownership, Public land, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge, Vested rights/existing rights, Zoning, Land-use planning, Jurisdictional competence, Governance, Property rights, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Indian Mining Regulations (C.R.C., c. 956).

Legislation | Canada | 2006

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Land tenure, Enforcement/compliance, Mining, Minerals, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Land Claims and Self-Government Agreement among the Tlicho and the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada.

Legislation | Canada | 2003

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, EIA, Environmental planning, Contract/agreement, Sub-national agreement, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Access right, Forest management/forest conservation, Forest service/forest officers, Governance, Land tenure, Land consolidation, Land reform, Public land, Private land, Dispute settlement, Court/tribunal, Enforcement/compliance, Right of use, Traditional rights/customary rights, Vested rights/existing rights, Expropriation, Financing, Minerals, Mining, Oil, Natural gas, Plant production, Water rights, Freshwater resources management, Collecting/harvesting, Hunting rights, Liability/compensation, National parks, Protected area, Cultural heritage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement.

Legislation | Canada | 2007

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, EIA, Environmental planning, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Contract/agreement, Sub-national agreement, Marine fisheries, Inland fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Allocation/quota, Diadromous fish, Aquaculture, Community management, Access right, Coastal zone management, Aquatic animals, Forest management/forest conservation, Forest service/forest officers, Land tenure, Governance, Ownership, Transfer, Land consolidation, Right of use, Traditional rights/customary rights, Vested rights/existing rights, Cultural heritage, Dispute settlement, Court/tribunal, Tax/levy, Financing, Public participation, Public land, Private land, Agricultural land, Minerals, Mining, Oil, Marine protected areas, Protected area, Hunting/capture, Wildlife products, Collecting/harvesting, Birds, Migratory species, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Indian Timber Regulations (C.R.C., c. 961).

Legislation | Canada | 1993

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Timber, Timber extraction/logging, Forest fires, Indigenous peoples, Offences/penalties, Enforcement/compliance, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Indian Timber Harvesting Regulations (S.O.R./2002-109).

Legislation | Canada | 2002

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Timber, Timber extraction/logging, Forest fires, Indigenous peoples, Offences/penalties, Enforcement/compliance, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nelson House First Nation Flooded Land Act (S.C. 1997, c. 29).

Legislation | Canada | 1997

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Liability/compensation, Contract/agreement, Flood, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Manitoba Claim Settlements Implementation Act (S.C. 2000, c. 33).

Legislation | Canada | 2000

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Liability/compensation, Flood, Contract/agreement, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

First Nations Financial Transparency Act (S.C. 2013, c 7).

Legislation | Canada | 2013

Keyword: Land tenure, Financing, Governance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Norway House Cree Nation Northern Flood Master Implementation Agreement Act (S.M. 1998, c. 43).

Legislation | Canada | 1998

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Governance, Contract/agreement, Sub-national agreement, Land tenure, Vested rights/existing rights, Financing, EIA, Authorization/permit, Registration, Inspection, Jurisdictional competence, Tax/levy, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Procedural matters, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Grassy Narrows and Islington Indian Bands Mercury Pollution Claims Settlement Act (S.C. 1986, c. 23).

Legislation | Canada | 1986

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Inland waters, Liability/compensation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Business/industry/corporations, Hazardous substances, Sub-national agreement, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Songhees Indian Reserve Act (S.C. 1911, c. 24)

Legislation | Canada | 1911 (2015)

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Land tenure, Liability/compensation, Transfer, Sub-national agreement, Contract/agreement

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

New Brunswick Indian Reserves Agreement Act (S.C. 1959, c. 47).

Legislation | Canada | 1959

Keyword: Basic legislation, Indigenous peoples, Land tenure, Sub-national agreement, Vested rights/existing rights, Mining, Minerals

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Indian Reserve Waste Disposal Regulations (C.R.C., c. 960).

Legislation | Canada | 2006

Keyword: Indigenous peoples, Soil pollution/quality, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Enforcement/compliance, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX