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Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada, Third Edition

Current Trends and Issues

Building on the success of the first two editions, this volume briefly recaps the historical development and public acceptance of the concept of Aboriginal self-government, and then proceeds to examine its theoretical underpinnings, the state of Aboriginal self-government in Canada today, and the many practical issues surrounding implementation. Various self-government arrangements already in existence are examined including the establishment of Nunavut, the James Bay Agreement, and the Treaty Land Entitlement settlements. The 31 comprehensive essays address many interdisciplinary topics such as justice innovations, initiatives in health and education to grant greater Aboriginal control, Aboriginal-municipal government relations, Métis rights, and the intersection of women’s rights and self-government.

464 pages


Table of Contents

Foreword / John H. Hylton

Introduction / Yale D. Belanger

Part I: An Introduction to Aboriginal Self-Government

1 Reconciling Solitudes: A Critical Analysis of the Self-Government Ideal / Yale D. Belanger & David R. Newhouse

2 Treaty Governance / James (Sa’ke’j) Youngblood Henderson

3 Regaining Recognition of the Inherent Right of Aboriginal Governance / Bradford W. Morse

4 Contesting Indigenous Peoples Governance: The Politics of State-Determination vs. Self-Determining Autonomy / Roger Maaka & Augie Fleras

Part II: Understanding Aboriginal Self-Government

5 From Panacea to Reality: The Practicalities of Canadian Aboriginal Self-Governance Agreements / Ken S. Coates & W.R. Morrison

6 A Critical Analysis of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples Self-Government Model / James Frideres

7 “We Rise Again:” Métis Traditional Governance and the Claim to Métis Self-Government / Larry Chartrand

8 The Future of Fiscal Federalism: Funding Regimes for Aboriginal Self-Government / Frances Abele & Michael J. Prince

Part III: Trends in the Implementation of Self-Government

9 Community Healing and Aboriginal Self-Government / Josee Lavoie, John O’Neil, Jeff Reading, & Yvon Allard

10 Unfinished Business: Self-government and the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement Thirty Years Later / Gabrielle Slowey

11 Self-Government in Nunavut / Ailsa Henderson

12 Cowessess First Nation: Self-Government, Nation Building, and Treaty Land Entitlement / Robert Alexander Innes & Terrence Ross Pelletier

13 Government on the Métis Settlements: Foundations and Future Directions / Catherine Bell & Harold Robinson

14 First Nations Satellite Rese

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