Inherent Rights (sometimes called Indigenous Rights) are different from Treaty Rights.
“There is a distinction between Indigenous and Treaty rights. Indigenous rights are those that stem from people’s prior occupation of the land and are considered to be inherent. Treaty rights, on the other hand, flow from the agreements made between the First Nations of Saskatchewan and the Crown” (Pitawanakwat, 2019)
Inherent rights are those bestowed upon the original inhabitants of the land by the Creator. They include such things language, traditional knowledge, culture, ceremonies, self-governance, land rights and traditions.
Inherent rights are distinct and separate from the rights of non-First Nation people and are protected under Section 25 of the Canadian Charter of Human Rights.