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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Whose North?

Political Change, Political Development, and Self Government in the Northwest Territories

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Whose North?

Political Change, Political Development, and Self Government in the Northwest Territories

Residents of the Northwest Territories today face a number of difficult political issues: land claims, division of the territories, constitutional development, self-government, an accord for sharing resource revenues, and the establishment of their place within the Canadian federation. Whose North? provides the context for a better understanding of these issues and traces the evolution of an innovative, increasingly indigenous, governmental process. Today, eighteen of the twenty-four legislators are Native and the non-partisan, consensus style of government is unique in Canada.

244 pages


Table of Contents

Maps, Figures, and Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Political Change, Political Development, and the Crisis of Legitimacy

2 Geography, Demography, Economy, and Cultures

3 Formulating Process and Policies: The Historical Dimension, 1920-50

4 Changing Policies, Not the Process: The Colonial Legacy, 1950-67

5 Changing the Political Process of the NWT, 1967-79

6 A More Autonomous Government of the NWT, 1979-91

7 Self-Government and Political Development in the NWT

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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