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Facts About The Jay Treaty For Canadian-Born Native Americans

Wabanaki Legal News, Fall 1996


Native Americans may have problems getting jobs, government benefits or services because their rights under existing U.S. law are misunderstood. Many of those rights arose out of the "Jay Treaty". The "Jay Treaty" is an agreement signed by the United States and Great Britain in 1794 to allow Canadian born Native Americans to travel freely across the U.S./Canadian border. The "Jay Treaty" recognized that,

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