Razack, Sherene

A Hard Bed to Lie In: Matrimonial Real Property on Reserve

This Senate report begins by recognizing that Aboriginal women living on reserves do not have access to the same rights as other Canadian women. The report focuses on the legal regimes governing Aboriginal women and addresses property laws on reserves, resource management, housing shortages and questions of band membership. The report contains a detailed analysis of Canadian law under the Indian Act, the First Nations Land Management Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as provincial law governing division of property in a marriage.