Aboriginal title
Aboriginal title is a common law doctrine that the land rights of indigenous peoples to customary tenure persist after the assumption of sovereignty under settler colonialism. The requirements of pro...
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Native title in Australia
In Australia, the common law doctrine of Aboriginal title is referred to as native title, which is "the recognition by Australian law that Indigenous people have rights and interests to their land tha...
Canadian Aboriginal law
Canadian Aboriginal law is the body of Canadian law that concerns a variety of issues related to aboriginal peoples in Canada. Aboriginal law provides certain rights to land and traditional practices....
Aboriginal title in the United States
The United States was the first jurisdiction to acknowledge the common law doctrine of aboriginal title (also known as "original Indian title" or "Indian right of occupancy"). Native American tribes a...
Aboriginal title in the United States - Wikipedia
Aboriginal title in Canada
Aboriginal title is a common law doctrine that the land rights of indigenous peoples to customary tenure persist after the assumption of sovereignty under settler colonialism. The requirements of pro...
Aboriginal title in Canada - Wikipedia
Aboriginal title in New Zealand
Aboriginal title is a common law doctrine that the land rights of indigenous peoples to customary tenure persist after the assumption of sovereignty under settler colonialism. The requirements of pro...
Aboriginal title in New Zealand - Wikipedia
Indian removal
Indian removal was a 19th-century United States policy of Indian relocation to Indian Territory (what is now Oklahoma). The policy traced its direct origins to the administration of James Monroe, thou...
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Mabo v Queensland (No 2)
Mabo v Queensland (No. 2) (commonly known as Mabo) was a landmark High Court of Australia decision recognising native title in Australia for the first time. The High Court rejected the doctrine of te...
Pratt–Yorke opinion
The Pratt-York opinion also known as the Camden-Yorke opinion was a 1757 official legal opinion issued jointly by Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, the Attorney General for England and Wales, and Charle...
Pratt–Yorke opinion - Wikipedia
Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program
The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona has created an academic center for the study of indigenous peoples' cultures, histories, languages, laws, and human rights. The Indigen...
New Zealand wars
The New Zealand Wars, which were long known as the Māori Wars, were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand from 1845 to 1872 between the New Zealand government and indigenous Māori...
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Discovery doctrine
The Discovery doctrine is a concept of public international law expounded by the United States Supreme Court in a series of decisions, most notably Johnson v. M'Intosh in 1823. Chief Justice John Mar...
Oregon Treaty
The Oregon Treaty is a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States that was signed on June 15, 1846, in Washington, D.C. The treaty brought an end to the Oregon boundary dispute by settlin...
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Terra nullius
Terra nullius (/ˈtɛrə nʌˈlaɪ.əs/, plural terrae nullius) is a Latin expression deriving from Roman law meaning "land belonging to no one", which is used in international law to describe territory whic...
Constitution Act, 1867
The Constitution Act, 1867 (originally enacted as The British North America Act, 1867, and referred to as the BNA Act), is a major part of Canada's Constitution. The Act created a federal dominion an...
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Native title legislation in Australia
Commonwealth, State, and Territory Parliaments of Australia have passed legislation codifying and modifying native title under the common law.
The recognition of the legal concept of native title ...
Indian reserve
In Canada, an Indian reserve is specified by the Indian Act as a "tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a ...
New Zealand foreshore and seabed controversy
The New Zealand foreshore and seabed controversy is a debate in the politics of New Zealand. It concerns the ownership of the country's foreshore and seabed, with many Māori groups claiming that Māori...
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Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011
The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 is an Act of the Parliament of New Zealand created to replace the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004.
The Marine and Coastal Area Act:
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1976
The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act provides the basis upon which Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory can claim rights to land based on traditional occupation. The Act was str...
Indian reservation
An Indian reservation is a legal designation for an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, rather than the governments of the US states in which they ar...
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Native Title Act 1993
The Native Title Act 1993 ("NTA") is a law passed by the Australian Parliament the purpose of which is "to provide a national system for the recognition and protection of native title and for its co-e...
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish), officially entitled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexic...
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo - Wikipedia
Pre-emption right
A pre-emption right, or right of pre-emption, is a contractual right to acquire certain property newly coming into existence before it can be offered to any other person or entity. Also called a "firs...
Gurindji strike
131°06′59″E / 17.38698°S 131.11641°E / -17.38698; 131.11641The Gurindji Strike (or Wave Hill Walk-Off) was a walk-off and strike by 200 Gurindji stockmen, house servants and t...