Aboriginal Law

This script highlights key areas of law that differ for Aboriginal people in BC. Topics include who is a status Indian; how criminal law, family law and tax law differ for Aboriginals; Aboriginal wills and estates; and which human rights laws apply to Aboriginals in BC.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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last reviewed
March 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
Indian status, living on reserve, crimes & offences, child protection, tax exemptions, wills, estates, settling the estate of a registered Indian, Aboriginal rights, human rights, Dial-A-Law