"Treaties serve to reconcile pre-existing Aboriginal sovereignty with assumed Crown sovereignty . . ." (par. 20).
Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests),  3 S.C.R. 511
"In the court's interpretation of the patriated constitutional order, the imperial treaties with First Nations make manifest that all legitimate Crown power in Canada is derived from Aboriginal sovereignty" (120).
Henderson, James Youngblood. "Incomprehensible Canada." Reconciling Canada: Critical Perspectives on the Culture of Redress, edited by Jennifer Henderson and Pauline Wakeham, U of Toronto P, 2013, pp. 115-126.