Indigenous Peoples and the Law

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Between Consenting Peoples

Political Community and the Meaning of Consent

UBC Press

This book examines how consent might be understood as the foundation of legal and political community, especially in relations between indigenous and nonindigenous peoples.

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Unsettling the Settler Within

Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada

UBC Press

Unsettling the Settler Within is a powerful call to action that lays bare the myth of the peacemaking settler and points the way toward a meaningful reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians grappling with the legacy of the Indian residential school system.

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Property, Territory, Globalization

Struggles over Autonomy

UBC Press

Focusing on sites of friction in property regimes, this book reveals that a politics of place can help local actors build bases of autonomy to withstand, and even reshape, the forces of globalization.

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Beyond Blood

Rethinking Indigenous Identity

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Despite what the criteria of the Indian Act states regarding Aboriginal status, Palmater argues that blood should not determine belonging.

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Ghost Dancing with Colonialism

Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

Drawing on history, international law, and recent decision-making in the Supreme Court, this book seeks the truth behind allegations that Canadian law continues to colonize Indigenous peoples.

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Conflict in Caledonia

Aboriginal Land Rights and the Rule of Law

UBC Press

A powerful account of how land disputes reflect complex and often competing understandings of law, landscape, and identity among First Nations and non-Aboriginal people in Canada.

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An Ethic of Mutual Respect

The Covenant Chain and Aboriginal-Crown Relations

UBC Press

This book holds up the Covenant Chain, the historical treaty relationship between the British Crown and indigenous people in North America, as a model for building an ethic of mutual respect to guide modern treaty disputes and land claims.

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Hunger, Horses, and Government Men

Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains, 1870-1905

UBC Press

Tells the complex story of the relationship between Plains Indians and Canadian criminal law as it took root in their land.

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Revisiting the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The duty to consult has a fundamental importance for all Canadians, yet misunderstandings of the doctrine remain widespread; this book addresses those misconceptions.

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Parole in Canada

Gender and Diversity in the Federal System

UBC Press

Parole in Canada explores how concerns about aboriginality, gender, and the multicultural ideal of “diversity” have altered parole policy and practice – and asks whether these changes go far enough.

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