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- ItemOpen AccessDefining Aboriginal Rights to Water in Alberta: Do They Still "Exist"? How Extensive are They?(Canadian Institute of Resources Law, 2010-04) Passelac-Ross, Monique M.; Smith, Christina M.This report explores some fundamental questions in relation to the water rights of Aboriginal peoples in Alberta. Aboriginal peoples have long asserted that water is essential to life. They view water as the lifeblood of the earth. The perceived threat to the health and integrity of river systems is a threat to their own integrity and survival. They share growing concerns over the future of water supplies in Alberta with non-Aboriginal peoples. They affirm that they have fundamental rights with respect to water, along with responsibilities to ensure that the integrity of waters is protected, responsibilities which they want to share with government and all water users. There is uncertainty concerning the nature and extent of Aboriginal rights to water, both on reserve and off-reserve. The report addresses only some of the questions that arise in connection with this subject, namely the origin, nature and scope of the rights. The main question that we seek to answer is whether Aboriginal peoples in Alberta can claim rights to water, and if so, what is the status of these rights by comparison with other provincially recognized water rights.
- ItemOpen AccessPublic Participation in Alberta's Land-use Planning Process(2011-05-19T20:44:33Z) Passelac-Ross, Monique M.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Trapping Rights of Aboriginal Peoples in Northern Alberta(Canadian Institute of Resources Law, 2005) Passelac-Ross, Monique M.This paper investigates the legal nature of the trapping rights of treaty beneficiaries in Alberta, with a focus on Treaty 8, signed in 1899. It examines different interpretations of the right adopted by the courts, by Aboriginal peoples, by government and by various experts and documents the erosion of the right resulting from government regulation and resource development. Finally, it suggests a more generous interpretation of the trapping right as a right to sustain a moderate livelihood.
- ItemOpen AccessTreaty No. 8 and the Trapping Rights of Aboriginal Peoples: Empty Promises?(Canadian Institute of Resources Law, 2005) Passelac-Ross, Monique M.