Section 35 Constitution Act 1982
Section 35 Constitution Act 1982 is about Recognition of existing aboriginal and treaty rights. It is under Part II (Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada) of the Act.
Recognition of existing aboriginal and treaty rights
(1) The existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed.
Definition of “aboriginal peoples of Canada”
(2) In this Act, “aboriginal peoples of Canada” includes the Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada.
Land claims agreements
(3) For greater certainty, in subsection (1) “treaty rights” includes rights that now exist by way of land claims agreements or may be so acquired.
Aboriginal and treaty rights are guaranteed equally to both sexes
(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the aboriginal and treaty rights referred to in subsection (1) are guaranteed equally to male and female persons.
– Section 34 Constitution Act 1982
– Section 33 Constitution Act 1982