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Outstanding Business: A Native Claims Policy 1982

Category: Policy/Strategy
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy | Report
Location:Canada
Subject Matter:Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests
Summary Information:
The federal Canadian Government restated and clarified its Specific Claims Policy in 1982 in a document entitled Outstanding Business: A Native Claims Policy. The document outlined the policies and procedures for dealing with specific claims arising from government action in the administration of the Indian Act, and outstanding treaty obligations. The statement is composed of three parts. Part One deals with Indian treaties, the Indian Act 1876, recent history and Indian perspectives. Part Two deals with policy content and process, and Part Three sets out the guidelines for the submission and assessment of claims, and compensation. The Specific Claims Policy has since been substantially reformed by the Specific Claims Resolution Act which will establish an independent centre for the resolution of Specific Claims.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Government of Canada
  • Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims
  • Event
  • Coolican Report 1986
  • Legislation
  • Indian Acts
  • Specific Claims Resolution Act (2003, c.23)
  • Case Law
  • Calder v Attorney-General of British Columbia (1973)
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Specific Claims Policy 1973
  • Comprehensive Land Claims Policy 1973
  • Gathering Strength: Canada's Aboriginal Action Plan 1998
  • In All Fairness: A Native Claims Policy 1981

  • References

    Resource
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2003) Backgrounder: Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2003) Overview
    Department of Justice Canada (2003) Specific Claims Resolution Act [Not in force] (2003, c. 23 )
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Backgrounder: Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims

    Glossary

    Policy/Strategy | Indian Claims Commission (Canada)

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