Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada
In this provocative and passionate book, Dan Russell argues that Aboriginal self-government is an attainable objective best achieved through a constitutional amendment, not through treaties, as has been the preoccupation of provincial and federal governments since 1982. He claims that reliance on treaties as an instrument of self-government is misguided and doomed to failure.
Fulfilling the Promise
Documents the significant gains in recent years in fulfilling this promise of education – the heart of the struggle of Aboriginal peoples to regain control over their lives as communities and nations.
Mainville provides clear and practical principles for addressing the breach of Aboriginal and treaty rights and determining appropriate compensation.
The essays in this volume illuminate key conditions for autonomy and development: the definition and redefinition of national territories as cultural orders clash and mix; control of resource bases upon which northern economies depend; and renewal and reworking of cultural identity.
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