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The articles in this web guide were created for Indigenous people in Quebec with attention to the different laws that apply to them.

Wills and Estates

Caution!

The articles in this section explain the rules that apply to First Nations people in this situation:

  • they are registered under the Indian Act
  • they were living in a community (“reserve”) when they died

These rules are found in the Indian Act.

These articles don’t apply to these people:

  • Inuit, Naskapi, Cree and Métis
  • First Nations people living outside a community (“off reserve”)

If you’re a First Nations person living outside a community, or you’re not an Indigenous person, the rules that apply to you are in the Civil Code of Quebec. To learn about those rules, see our general articles on wills and estates.

 

Making a Will

Making a will lets you express your wishes about decisions to be made after you die.

Loss of Autonomy

There are various ways to help loved ones who can no longer manage their own affairs.

The Criminal Legal Process

Our guide, I’m in trouble with the law. Can you help?, answers questions about the criminal legal process. It focuses on the reality of Indigenous people in Quebec.

Legal Careers

Get to know real-life Indigenous legal professionals through these powerful video testimonials (English and French).

Interested in learning more about legal careers? Discover our legal careers activity for teachers on legallifeskills.ca.

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