The Constitution Act, 1982

Document Summary:
Section 25 guarantees the rights and freedoms for all Aboriginals. The basis for these rights and freedoms are:

  • The Royal Proclamation of 1763.

  • Previous land claim agreements made between governments and Aboriginals.

  • Any other outstanding agreements.

Section 35 recognizes and affirms existing Aboriginal treaty rights. It suggested that these treaties are open to interpretation and further negotiation.