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This practical "hands-on" guide provides a unique reference work to the law as it affects Aboriginal peoples and organizations, for both lawyers and non-lawyers. The guide also provides in-depth analysis on a number of legal and policy issues affecting aboriginal peoples. The book includes summaries and discussion about the current state of the law and policy about: Rights of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada including the constitutional framework; aboriginal and treaty rights; the duty to consult and accommodate; hunting, fishing and trapping rights; land and land claims; and Métis and Inuit rights Aboriginal government issues including self-government; international law and indigenous sovereignty; bands, band councils and reserves; Indian Act registration, band membership; and elections Aboriginal community issues, including community control of programs and services; and housing and construction Topics affecting aboriginal families, including marriage, separation and divorce; child welfare; wills and estates and the residential school settlement Various economic and related matters, including protection, use and management of lands and resources; community corporations; commercial relations and reserves; individual and corporate taxation; trusts for Aboriginal communities; employment relations; and human rights and privacy Justice issues, including criminal procedure; aboriginal justice initiatives; and injunctions and blockades Each chapter contains a brief summary of key issues to remember, as well as a bibliography of secondary sources for further in-depth research.