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This book traces the development of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Aboriginal rights provisions of the Constitution of Canada and pertinent Canadian legal decisions. While not a critique of the universalistic nature and European origins of human rights, Kulchyski shows how the effective use of aboriginal rights necessitates a clear understanding of their unique nature.
Lorna Roth focuses on the regional, national, and global implications of Television Northern Canada and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the only dedicated aboriginal television service in the world and available to every household in Canada with cable and satellite. She shows that by making their programming an integral part of the Canadian broadcasting infrastructure, First Peoples have succeeded in mediating their own historically ruptured pasts and creating a provocative model for media resistance.
In BetweenConsentingPeoples, leading scholars in legal and political theory look at the various meanings that have been attached to consent as the foundation for political community and law, especially in indigenous contexts. From historical examples to political and legal theory, the authors examine the language of consent and how consent has ordered indigenous societies and shaped their relationships with governments.
This study explores how to more effectively integrate Indigenous conceptions of land stewardship into development to enhance environmental protection. This necessitates a detailed consideration of the legal duty to consult, environmental assessment processes, and how these systems interact and evolve. In fulfilling this task, this report seeks to build on reform efforts currently underway, and to engage with the dialogue already generated on this issue.
"The author discusses the fundamental issues--the terminology of relationships; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties--along with wider social beliefs about these issues."
This article describes terminology used frequently in land use discussions like "unceded territory" and "land claims."
In the case of the Wet’suwet’en and Coastal GasLink, at issue is a divide between the traditional Wet’suwet’en legal system, Canada’s legal system, those who have stood to protect the land in question and those who want to see the pipeline built."
(From the New York Times.) The claims are legally thorny, often requiring historians, archaeologists, geographers and geologists to give evidence sometimes stretching back before recorded history to support, or challenge, them.
Includes sections on Indigenous People in Canada, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Two Spirit People. Please note that the Inuit section of this guide contains several errors that have been replicated in the Canadian Press Stylebook. (December 2017).