There are four different but overlapping regimes of
private-property rights-customary rights, certificates of
possession, land codes under the First Nations Land Management
Act, and leases-already exist on reserves across Canada, as do
several unique regimes, such as the Sechelt and Nisga'a cases.
These various regimes are worthy of serious study by economists,
lawyers, and political scientists with a view to establishing how
well they work and how they might be perfected for the benefit of