Legal framework

The statutory and regulatory texts of internal governance specific to Minwashin are complementary to this policy, as well as to the following documents :

  • Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982;
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (S.C. 2021, Chapter 14) ;
  • Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (R.S.Q., chapter C-1.1) ;
  • Copyright Act (R.S.C., Chapter C-42);
  • other relevant laws.

The documents that make up Nipakanatik include digital or digitised documents of all types, such as sound and video recordings, photographs, texts, objects, maps and plans. These documents come from public or private collections that are not owned by Minwashin.

Copyrights and image rights

General terms of conditions

Minwashin in no way allows the use of a document in a manner that could harm the reputation or right to image of Anicinabek individuals or communities. Furthermore, Minwashin opposes any use of a document that may violate the values, rules, and principles of the Anicinabek.

Intellectual Property

The content in Nipakanatik is protected by the Copyright Act (R.S.C., c. C-42) and other intellectual property rights granted under a license for use. Every user of the library is responsible for ensuring that their actions do not infringe on copyright or any other rights. Minwashin assumes no responsibility in this regard.

Quotation and Reference

Any use of information from Nipakanatik that respects copyright must be accompanied by a reference to the source of that information, in full respect of moral and intellectual property rights.

Uses Requiring a License Agreement

Any use not permitted by the Copyright Act (R.S.C., c. C-42) or fair use exception must be subject to a prior signed license agreement by Minwashin. Any use of restricted access content must also be subject to a prior signed license agreement by Minwashin.

Minwashin invites individuals who believe that the use or dissemination of a document on Nipakanatik infringes on their rights to contact the team at the following address: