Aboriginal realities in Quebec

Seminar of the Lieutenant Governor of Québec held in Quebec City in January 2020.


Topics :


Seminar opening lecture texts (available soon):


  • The Honourable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant-Governor of Québec
  • Ms Michèle Audette, Senior Advisor on Reconciliation and Aboriginal Education, Université Laval


Societal approach to Aboriginal realities

Lecture texts will be available soon:

Chairwoman: Ms Anne Archambault, algonquin, former Grand Chief of the Nation malécite of Viger


Measuring Aboriginal-Euro-Quebec relations

Mr Jacques Kurtness, Ph. D. (Psychology), Professor-researcher at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (1979-1999), negotiator and guest researcher


Kill the Indian, Save the man – A mare usque ad mare

Mr Denys Delâge, Ph. D. (History), Université Laval and Mr Jean-Philippe Warren, Ph. D. (Sociology), Concordia University


Ethnology in the service of the Court: the case of Anicinabe marriage

Ms Marie-Pierre Bousquet, Ph. D. (Anthropology), Université de Montréal

Online Legislation

Yesterday and today: Evolution of the stakes

Lecture texts will be available soon :

Chairman : Mtre Hugo Cyr, LL.D., LL.M., LL.B., B.C.L., Dean, Faculty of Political Sciences and Law, UQÀM


English and French approaches to colonization: Why were there no treaties of cession in New France?

Mr Allan Greer, Ph. D. (History), McGill University


The Place of the Crown in the Petition Practice of the Aboriginal People of the St. Lawrence Valley under British Rule

Mr Maxime Gohier, Ph. D. (History), UQÀR


Conciliation or Reconciliation? Naming correctly in order to move forward together

Ms Alexandra Lorange, candidate LL.M., LL.B., B. Mus., Legal research consultant


Aboriginal Reality and Contemporary Issues

Mtre Katéri Vincent, LL.B., Langlois Lawyers


Closing remarks

Mtre Paul-Matthieu Grondin, bâtonnier du Québec

Online Case Law


Selection of decisions

McIvor v. Canada (Registrar of Indian and Northern Affairs), 2009 BCCA 153

McIvor v. The Registrar, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2007 BCSC 827

R. v. Powley, 2003 SCC 43

R. v. Oakes, 1986 CanLII 46 (SCC)

Online Legislation


Selection of legislation

The Constitution Act 1867, (1867) s 91(24)

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, (1982) s 25

The Constitution Act 1982, (1982) s 35-35.1

Indian Act, (1985) s 86


Annotated statutes

Charte canadienne des droits et libertés, (1982) art 25

Chartes des droits de la personne (Alter Ego 2019) : législation, jurisprudence et doctrine, (2019) art 35


Search legislation using UNIK

Indigenous Peoples Acts

Related Web site


Convention de la Baie-James, Turcotte 2019

The Viens Commission, 2019

Treaties and Agreements, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (2018)

Treaty Texts, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (2013)

2007-2008 Correctional profile: Native Persons Committed to the Custody of Québec’s Correctional Services, Brassard, Lamothe-Gagnon and Giroux, 2011

United Nations Declaration on The Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Nations Unies (2007)

Liberté d’expression et l’art et le droit, Gaudreault-Desbiens 1990

Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian policy (The White Paper, 1969), Chrétien 1969

Proclamation royale, 1763

Champlain and Tadoussac, 1603