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Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada

Aboriginal people in Canada have long struggled to regain control over their traditional forest lands. Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada brings together the diverse perspectives of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars to address the political, cultural, environmental, and economic implications of forest use. This book discusses the need for professionals working in forestry and conservation to understand the context of Aboriginal participation in resource management. It also addresses the importance of considering traditional knowledge and traditional land use and examines the development of co-management initiatives and joint ventures between government, forestry companies, and Aboriginal communities.

364 pages

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables


Part 1 – Introduction

1 The Social Context of Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Land Issues / D.B. Tindall and Ronald L. Trosper

Part 2 – History: Cooperation, Conflict, and Reconciliation

2 Different Peoples, Shared Lands: Historical Perspectives on Native-Newcomer Relations Surrounding Resource Use in British Columbia / Ken Coates and Keith Thor Carlson

3 Circle of Influence: Social Location of Aboriginals in Canadian Society / James S. Frideres

4 Treaty Daze: Reflections on Negotiating Treaty Relationships under the BC Treaty Process / Mark L. Stevenson

5 Timber: Direct Action over Forests and Beyond / Rima Wilkes and TamaraIbrahim

Part 3 – Differing Visions

6 Natural Resource Co-Management with Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: Coexistence or Assimilation? / M.A. (Peggy) Smith

7 Aboriginal Peoples and Traditional Knowledge: A Course Correction for Sustainable Forest Management / Marc G. Stevenson

8 Accommodation of Aboriginal Rights: The Need for an Aboriginal Forest Tenure / Monique Passelac-Ross and M.A. (Peggy) Smith

Part 4 – Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Use

9 Early Occupation and Forest Resource Use in Prehistoric British Columbia / Brian Chisholm

10 Cultural Resource Management in the Context of Forestry in British Columbia: Existing Conditions and New Opportunities / Andrew R. Mason

11 Blue Ecology: A Cross-Cultural Ecological Vision for Freshwater / Michael D. Blackstock

12 First Nations’ Spiritual Conceptions of Forests and Forest Management / John Lewis and Stephen R.J. Sheppard

Part 5 – Collaborative Endeavours

13 Progress and Limits to Collaborative Resoluti

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