British Columbia and Native Land Claims: History, the Media and the Law

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British Columbia and Native Land Claims: History, the Media and the Law
Introduction
The legal issues that will be dealt with in this paper have to do with Native land claims in British Columbia. This subject interestingly engages with – not only historical developments in the Canadian legal system – but also, several aspects of Canadian law: constitutional law, the role of the media, and, of course, Native law. This area of law is relevant to the interests and curriculum of high school students. The reason that such a claim can be made is because the area is rich in both history and legal cases. The combination of the two is imperative for younger students of Canadian law. History and law cannot be successfully separated at this stage....
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.....n of 1763.” Generally, the recognition of Native rights and land has had a positive effect on Canadian law. This paper will conclude with Horner, who writes that, “First Nations ways, such as the emphasis on reintegration and restoration of harmony, are being explicitly incorporated into our prevailing justice system in Canada” (p. 41). Such moves can only strengthen Canada as a whole.
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Harris, C. (2002). Making Native Space. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Horner, J. J. (2007). Canadian Law and the Canadian Legal System. Toronto: Person Education Canada.
Vancouver, G. (1801). A Voyage of Discovery to the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved from http://canadiana.org/record/42060