October 2003

Box of Treasures or Empty Box? Twenty Years of Section 35

Edited by Ardith Walkem and Halie Bruce

$29.95 CAD

$24.95 USD

Binding: paper

Twenty years ago, Aboriginal and treaty rights were included in Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. They provided the basis for recognition of the unique status of Indigenous peoples within Canada. Four first ministers’ conferences on Aboriginal constitutional matters failed to produce any substantial agreement between Indigenous peoples and Canada. The precise meaning and content of Sec. 35 has remained unclear. As a result, Sec. 35 has been largely defined through a series of court cases. Different visions of the possibilities and limitations of Sec. 35 are portrayed in this important collection.


Contributors include Halie Bruce, Arthur Manuel, Louise Mandell, Mark Stevenson, Catherine Bell, Robert Paterson, Ian Waddell, Lee Maracle, John Borrows, Millie Poplar, James Tully, Douglas Harris, Cheryl Knockwood, June McCue and Ardith Walkem.

Genre: Law
Pub Date: October 2003
ISBN 978-1-894778-13-8
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Page Count: 383
Binding: paper