Research As a Foundation for Public Policy
Social science researchers from both within and outside of government collaborate to examine how research can and should be used as a foundation for the development of public policy.
The Image of the "Indian" and the Second World War
This book explores how wartime symbolism and imagery propelled the “Indian problem” onto the national agenda, and why assimilation remained the goal of post-war Canadian Indian policy – even though the war required that it be rationalized in new ways.
Treaty Making in British Columbia
Examines the interplay between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal visions of justice and certainty to determine whether there is a space between the two concepts in which modern treaties can be made.
This book demonstrates how and why courts have failed to fairly treat First Nations sacred sites, which are under increasing threat worldwide due to state appropriation and insatiable demands on natural resources.
Fiduciary Obligations and Aboriginal Peoples
The government, Guerin, and the golf course: the inside story of the Musqueam people’s 26-year struggle to right the injustice done to them by the federal government in leasing their land as a golf course.
Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination
Focusing on these contrasting views of glaciers between Aboriginal peoples and European visitors in northern Canada and Alaska, Julie Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes.
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