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because they want to be recognized as ppl, and to give them special rights to say they were founding ppl of Canada

Some people would have us believe that Indigenous People need a revolution in individual rights. That they need to be able to enjoy the secular wonders of colonial society - and know that, after 500 years of being kept face down as a people, they can finally have a chance to live "the good life".

Indigenous People just can't have that sort of life right now, we are told by these same people, because of "collective rights". A recent article by Joseph Quesnel attempts to explain.

The problem, according to Quesnel, is that "the collective wields power" over individuals, preventing them from exercising their so-called "principal rights". So instead of being able to fill out a human rights complaint or buy a brand new house, Indigenous People are forced to comply to the whims of "the collective" - which is to say, the Band Council government that control it.

"First Nation governments wield extraordinary power in terms of housing, employment, health and social assistance that can make the people fear government, rather than the other way around. Individuals do not possess their own property, so the collective wields power over their lives," says Quesnel.

While it's true that Band Councils have a strong hold on community affairs, a revolution in Individual rights is a poor and diluted way to address it.

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Inuit people have collective rights because they are part of the founding people of Canada, without them, Canada would not be here today.

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What laws recognize the collective rights of First Nations peoples in Canada?

Indian Act Numbered Treaties

What are collective rights?

Collective rights are rights held by a specific group, for example first nations people have the right to fish and hunt freely in Canada. French people have the right to speak in their own language and to be understood.

How has the collective rights enhanced the Metis peoples quality of life?

by recognising them as a aboriginal people of Canada and giving them aboriginal rights. These aboriginal rights protect the activities, practice, or traditions that are integral to the distinctive culture of the aboriginal peoples

How did francophones get their collective rights?

Different French speaking nations achieved their rights in different ways.

What documents protect collective rights in Canada?

In Canada, collective rights for Indigenous peoples are protected under the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982, which includes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Additionally, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) provides a framework for the protection of Indigenous collective rights in Canada.

How did the treaty of la grande paix de Montreal address collective identity and collective rights?

The treaty of La Grande paix de Montreal of August 4th to August 9th of 1701 was signed as a symbol of peace between the French and the First Nations. In the treaty the First Nations also agreed to remain neutral between the French and the British during times of war. The treaty of La Grande paix de Montreal was also a big part of constructing of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because it was a huge example of peace between different nations and honoring an agreement. The treaty of La Grande paix de Montreal is also protected by Collective Rights under treaty rights.

What is the Definition of collective rights?

Collective Rights: the rights of a minority group that have previous agreements (example, first nation treaties) that have certain rights from those agreements that cannot be taken way. Hope that helped a little. (:

Are collective rights a good thing?

No, collective rights are horrible compared to individual rights.

Did the Numbered treaties recognize the rights of the first nations?

the numbered treaties did not recognize the rights of the first nations because the first nations were shy and they thought what they received was good, but in reality their land was sold to make railways.

What was the first attempt at creating a global collective security agreement called?

The League of Nations

Why do francophone's have collective rights?

they have collective rights cause they are a minority language group in every province except Quebec (where you would find collective rights for anglophones).

What is collective noun for Group of nations?

There is no standard collective noun for a group of nations.A collective noun is an informal part of language. Any noun that suits the context can function as a collective noun; for example, a league of nations or a conspiracy of nations.