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Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada

Edited by Michael Asch
UBC Press

These essays aim to address, and redress, this bias of the colonial doctrine that continues to define and shape Aboriginal and treaty rights in the Canadian legal system.

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Once Upon an Oldman

Special Interest Politics and the Oldman River Dam

UBC Press

Once Upon an Oldman is an account of the controversy that surrounded the Alberta government's construction of a dam on the Oldman River to provide water for irrigation in the southern part of the province.

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Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage

A Global Challenge

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

An international appraisal of how current legal regimes worldwide fail to protect Indigenous knowledge and what needs to change

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In Search of Sustainability

British Columbia Forest Policy in the 1990s

UBC Press

A provocative, sobering examination of British Columbia's forest industry in the 1990s.

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Shifting Boundaries

Aboriginal Identity, Pluralist Theory, and the Politics of Self-Government

UBC Press

Using relational pluralism as a theoretical lens, the author takes a fresh look at the complex issue of aboriginal self-government.

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Compulsory Compassion

A Critique of Restorative Justice

UBC Press

A multi-faceted consideration and critique of the compelling and emotionally seductive rhetoric of restorative justice.

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Insiders and Outsiders

Alan Cairns and the Reshaping of Canadian Citizenship

UBC Press

Insiders and Outsiders celebrates the work of Alan Cairns, one of the most influential Canadian social scientists of the contemporary period.

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Advancing Aboriginal Claims

Visions/Strategies/Directions

Edited by Kerry Wilkins
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Policy, philosophy, strategy, and legal arguments are combined to build innovative strategies to advance Aboriginal claims.

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Between Justice and Certainty

Treaty Making in British Columbia

UBC Press

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.

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A Breach of Duty

Fiduciary Obligations and Aboriginal Peoples

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

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.

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Global Biopiracy

Patents, Plants, and Indigenous Knowledge

UBC Press

Global Biopiracy rethinks the role of international law and legal concepts, the Western-based, Eurocentric patent systems of the world, and international agricultural research institutions as they affect legal ownership and control of plants and TKUP.

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Let Right Be Done

Aboriginal Title, the Calder Case, and the Future of Indigenous Rights

UBC Press
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Navigating Neoliberalism

Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation

UBC Press

This remarkable book argues that neoliberalism, which drives government policy concerning First Nations in Canada, can also drive self-determination -- including the Mikisew First Nation, which successfully exploited opportunities for greater autonomy and well-being that the current political and economic climate has presented.

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Landing Native Fisheries

Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia, 1849-1925

UBC Press
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Colonial Proximities

Crossracial Encounters and Juridical Truths in British Columbia, 1871-1921

UBC Press

Colonial Proximities traces the encounters between aboriginal peoples, mixed-race populations, Chinese migrants, and Europeans in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century British Columbia.

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First Nations, First Thoughts

The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada

UBC Press

A thought-provoking volume that brings together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal thinkers and activists to explore the innovations and challenges that Indigenous thought continues to bring to Canada.

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Negotiating the Numbered Treaties

An Intellectual and Political History of Alexander Morris

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The story of the prairie treaties and Alexander Morris, a man who embraced a larger concept of nationhood and the role of First Nations in the expansion of Canada.

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Treaty Talks in British Columbia, Third Edition

Building a New Relationship

UBC Press

This third edition of a classic brings readers up to date on treaty negotiations in British Columbia and is a valuable resource for those interested in the treaty process both in BC and Canada.

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The Duty to Consult

New Relationships with Aboriginal Peoples

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

What does the duty to consult actually mean, and when it is required? The policies and decisions made regarding this duty are concisely outlined, along with important questions that remain.

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