Abstract: The territorial aspirations and achievements of Aboriginal minorities in the common-law jurisdictions of North America, Australia and New Zealand can be divided according to three varieties of political-legal situations; those in areas of initiation, enhancement and omission. In the first of these, to which attention is here confined, there has been no legally defined and protected land-base, and Aboriginal land claims are or have been the subject of recent litigation, negotiation and settlement. Discussion centres in turn on the origins and nature of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; the Canadian Supreme Court's Judgment in the Calder case and subsequent development in the Canadian North; and on Northern Australia with reference to the Milirrpum case and the work of the Aboriginal Land Rights Commission.
University of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections, Canadiana Pamphlets Collection, XXXII-145-AreasOf (36); records from Our Legacy site, http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy
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