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Aboriginal Law - Aboriginal status and rights - Aboriginal status - Entitlement to status - Aboriginal descent or ancestry - Constitutional issues - Non-status aboriginals - Practice and procedure - Courts - Jurisdiction

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the Canadian Human Rights Commission from the dismissal of its applications for judicial review of decisions by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Members of two First Nations complained to the Tribunal that provisions of the Indian Act preventing them from registering their children as Indians under the Act violated their human rights, as the impugned provisions of the Act constituted prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, sex or family status. The provisions originally differentiated in status entitlement between individuals...