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Community-Based Self-Government Policy 1990

Category: Policy/Strategy
Sub Category:Policy/Strategy
Subject Matter:Self Government
Summary Information:
The Community-Based Self-Government Policy of the Canadian Federal Government provided that First Nation Communities could negotiate self-government agreements to secure delegated jurisdiction and authority over a variety of matters. It has since been replaced by the 1995 Inherent Right of Self-Government Policy which recognises the inherent right of self-government as an Aboriginal right under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. Self-government negotiations based on this right recognise that First Nation peoples have the right to govern themselves with respect to matters internal to their own communities, integral to their traditions, languages and culture, and regarding their relationship with land and resources.

Related Entries

  • Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement 2003
  • Organisation
  • Government of Canada
  • Legislation
  • Constitution Act 1982
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982
  • People
  • Inuit of Canada
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Inherent Right of Self-Government Policy 1995
  • Comprehensive Land Claims Policy 1973

  • References

    Government of Canada - Department of Justice (1982) Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms



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