'A Precarious Chancy Situation': Aboriginal Gaming Rights in Canada

(2013) 46 UBC Law Review 349-395

47 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2013 Last revised: 16 Jan 2015

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Carissima Mathen

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article investigates Aboriginal gaming as a protected right under section 35 of the Canadian Constitution (1982). It looks at the rich diversity of gaming practices and their significance for Aboriginal peoples. It then examines the legal recognition of aboriginal gaming against the context of Canadian federalism, criminal law and rights reconciliation.

Keywords: Constitution of Canada, section 35, aboriginal rights, gaming, criminal law, division of powers, federalism

Suggested Citation

Mathen, Carissima, 'A Precarious Chancy Situation': Aboriginal Gaming Rights in Canada (2012). (2013) 46 UBC Law Review 349-395, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2341061

Carissima Mathen (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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