POLI 436 Aboriginal Rights in the Canadian Constitution (3 credits)

Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

Overview

Political Science : This course explores the inclusion, impact, and interpretation of s.35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. In s.35, "the existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed". What does it mean for Canada to recognize, affirm, define, justify, and implement such rights? The course sets out how one might think about the constitutional promise of s.35, and challenges us to address whether this promise has been realized. It sets out how s.35 has structured Indigenous-settler politics since 1982.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.