Indigenous Affairs

Executive Summary – Understanding Federal Jurisdiction and First Nations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Disponible en français. Under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867, the federal government has exclusive legislative authority for “Indians, and Lands reserved for the Indians.” This responsibility, however, often overlaps with that of the provinces, whose authority extends to areas such as child welfare, education and policing. While “Indians” means all Indigenous peoples for the purpose of section 91(24),… Read More ›

Inuit Nunangat and COVID-19

Reading Time: 5 minutes 26 May 2020, 11 a.m. (Disponible en français : L’Inuit Nunangat et la COVID-19) Key factors that influence health and wellbeing may make Inuit more susceptible to COVID-19 and more likely to experience severe forms of the illness. This HillNote… Read More ›