Key terms: aboriginal (peoples) rights- the entitlements that aboriginal peoples possess by virtue of their original occupancy of the land. Aboriginal peoples as the nations within : comprehensive land claims- a modern day equivalent of 19th century treaty agreements in which the crown acquired certainty of ownership over large blocks of aboriginal land. Aboriginal communities received rights to smaller sections of land, allocation of services, money, goods and access to crown land resources. Constructive engagement is premised on the notion of. The term is not synonymous with government, which refers to specific forms of this relationship: nations within- a term normally employed to describe aboriginal ambitions for self-determination in canada. Department of indian affairs, and mothball the reserves by allocating land to aboriginal peoples on individual basis to do what they want. Aboriginal leaders strongly resisted the white paper, a move that many see as a catalyst that mobilized aboriginal peoples into action for redefining their relations with canada.