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8.1: Legal framework

Recognizes and respects the legal and customary rights of First Nations over their lands, territories, and resources

“This indicator intends to show the adequacy of the legal framework in providing for mechanisms for clarifying property rights and establishing appropriate land tenure arrangements.” Indicator 7.1a, Commonwealth of Australia (1998) “There are four assumptions that underlie the land law and property rights indicator. They are: • Stable ...

Extent to which forest planning and management consider and meet legal obligations of Aboriginal and treaty rights

“The federal government has responsibility for protecting the traditional Aboriginal way of life, which is dependent on a range of forest uses, including hunting, trapping, fishing, and gathering. In 1992, the National Forest Strategy, to which the Ontario government is a signatory, recognized the importance of these rights relative to ...