The Crown's Duty to Consult Aboriginal People

  • Thomas Isaac
  • Anthony Knox
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law


The Crown's duty to consult Aboriginal people when contemplating an infringement of an Aboriginal or treaty right is becoming settled in law. The procedural and substantive content of that duty, however, remains uncertain. These authors demonstrate the need for certainty for industries contemplating the exploitation of lands potentially subject to Aboriginal and treaty rights, and discuss where we can look for certainty.