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Module 7 by Mind Map: Module 7

1. Aboriginal Rights

1.1. practices, traditions, customs that distinguish their culture

1.2. allows for more spiritual connection to indigenous history and allows to make more social bonds with more indigenous people today

1.3. with more connections this can continue the oral teachings of indigenous people and have better educational support systems for future generations

1.4. many metis communities remain isolated from first nations due to having their status stripped from them

1.4.1. due to having their status stripped from them they have had to integrate some western culture into their own they have a distinct mixed identity which brings lots of pride

2. Aboriginal Title

2.1. Inherent right to land and/or territory

2.1.1. land claims are disputes that are between indigenous people trying to reclaim their land and the government of Canada continuing to keep it. even though indigenous people of Canada do have the inherent rights they are still conflict over their territories to this day.

3. Inherent Rights

3.1. the inherent right to govern yourself, community, practice your culture, traditions and be allowed to make their own institutions and speak their own languange

3.2. very common in the territories for Inuit communities. a lot Inuit communities in the terrorities and northern Quebec also self govern and have their own sovereignty

4. Land Rights

4.1. rights to the use of land granted or rights to the resources that land provides

4.1.1. indigenous people have used their environment to the best of its abilities without doing permanent harm

4.1.2. with indigenous people having ownership to their land this prohibits oil companies and other CEO's extracting resources or damaging their land

4.1.3. on many reserves indigenous business owners can create a surplus of jobs or make new social programs or services that provides for their community

4.2. the most common disputes, court cases and conflicts are within the First Nation communities which are still fighting for their rightfully owned land

4.2.1. a very popular case is the BC pipeline expansion. First Nation people fighting against the expansion due to the harmful repercussions

5. Treaty Rights

5.1. rights referring to who owns a specific region or area of land. this is between government of Canada and Indigenous groups. may include an exchange of resources between two parties

6. Self Determination

6.1. a community that makes its own government

6.2. First Nations unfortunately are governed by the Indian Act

6.3. In Nunatsiavut their representatives have to be Inuit and have to be voted by only Inuit people.

6.4. Metis- MNA signed the self goven agreement in 2019

7. Self Government

7.1. government of a nation governed by the people themselves

8. Soveirgnty

8.1. authority of a community to govern itself

8.2. pros- can exercise power without limitations, allowed to have a homogenous community of other indigenous people which can allow more comfort and security