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Owen Lippert (ed.) Beyond the Nass Valley: National Implications of the Supreme Court’s Delgamuukw Decision (Vancouver, BC: Fraser Institute, 2000).


Aboriginal Rights; Indigenous Rights; Aboriginal Title; Aboriginal Land Rights; Indigenous Title; Indigenous Land Rights; Indian Law; Indian Title


The concept of Aboriginal title is an autonomous concept of Canadian common law that bridges the gulf between Indigenous land systems and imported European land systems. It does not stem from Indigenous customary law, English common law or French civil law. It coordinates the interaction between these systems without forming part of them. In effect, it is a form of inter-societal common law.

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