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Specific Claims Tribunal Act

Version of section 2 from 2008-10-16 to 2019-07-14:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Act.


asset means tangible property. (élément d’actif)


claimant means a First Nation whose specific claim has been filed with the Tribunal. (revendicateur)

claim limit

claim limit means the maximum amount under paragraph 20(1)(b). (indemnité maximale)


Crown means Her Majesty in right of Canada. (Sa Majesté)

First Nation

First Nation means

  • (a) a band as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act;

  • (b) a group of persons that was, but is no longer, a band within the meaning of paragraph (a) and that has, under a land claims agreement, retained the right to bring a specific claim; and

  • (c) a group of persons that was a band within the meaning of paragraph (a), that is no longer a band by virtue of an Act or agreement mentioned in the schedule and that has not released its right to bring a specific claim. (première nation)

land claims agreement

land claims agreement has the same meaning as in subsection 35(3) of the Constitution Act, 1982. (accord sur des revendications territoriales)


Minister means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (ministre)


party, in respect of a specific claim, means any claimant, the Crown or any province or First Nation added as a party under section 23 or 24. (partie)

specific claim

specific claim means a claim that is filed under section 14. (revendication particulière)


Tribunal means the Specific Claims Tribunal established by subsection 6(1). (Tribunal)

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