Episode 4 – Treaty Promises: Indigenous Laws

Governments are failing to uphold treaties, even in the limited way in which the Crown interprets them.

Neither historic nor modern treaties have been fully implemented, and Crown management of land where treaties exist and where there are no treaties has failed to uphold Indigenous responsibilities to the natural world. 

Although the Constitution protects treaty rights, some nations have had to pursue legal avenues to have their understandings of treaties recognized and their promises fulfilled.

Learn more about treaties and Indigenous-Crown land relationships

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