Indigenous peoples have the right to participate in decision-making in matters which would affect their rights, through representatives chosen by themselves in accordance with their own procedures, as well as to maintain and develop their own indigenous decision- making institutions.
States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in order to obtain their free, prior and informed consent before adopt- ing and implementing legislative or administrative measures that may affect them.
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and develop their political, economic and social systems or institutions, to be secure in the enjoyment of their own means of subsistence and develop- ment, and to engage freely in all their traditional and other eco- nomic activities.
2. Indigenous peoples deprived of their means of subsistence and development are entitled to just and fair redress.
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to the recognition, observance and enforcement of treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements concluded with States or their successors and to have States honour and respect such treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.
It is advisable to get very familiar with the UN Declaration
- Brief writing on Reserved Lands
- Harper Government Unilateral federal legislation imposing over First Nations
- Honor Bound: Onion Lake Cree Nation and the Spirit of Treaty Six
- Red Paper (Citizens Plus)
- Red/ White Paper Summary
- Sharon Venne - Guest Lecture at Blue Quills First Nations College (Treaties and Education)
- Sharon Venne Article: "Treaties Made in Good Faith"
- Sharon Venne Article: "Understanding Treaty 6: An Indigenous Perspective"
- Martinez Report "Study on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Covenants Between States and Indigenous Populations"
- Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties - 1969
- White Paper