Beyond Section 35 Symposium, Ottawa – Discussion Paper

While past discussions on Section 35 have centered on legal applications, the upcoming Beyond Section 35 Symposium will move beyond legal implications to where the research lags – the practical hallmarks of self-government and implementation. This discussion paper is meant to help facilitate these discussions by describing the intent in the making of Section 35, what has transpired to forward the “Inherent Rights” agenda in the realm of governance and self-government, and the next steps to moving forward with an… Read more

Beyond Section 35 Symposium, Ottawa – Final Report

The Beyond Section 35 Symposium held in Ottawa in November 2012 brought together key stakeholders from Indigenous communities and institutions, practitioners, public sector and academia to discuss and reflect upon the impact of the constitutional recognition of Section 35 on the lives and relations of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. This is a summary of the discussions and recommendations that emerged from the Symposium.

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