Aboriginal people, depending on their status and where they live, may be subject to different rules or procedures when it comes to how their estate is dealt with after they die.
Wills and Estates – Aboriginal rights in Wills and Estates
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This article explains that the Indian Act and Indian Estates Regulations normally govern the estate of a reserve resident who has died. Sometimes, however, the estate may come under the jurisdiction of the courts.