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Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens : From First Contact to Canada 150 and Beyond - (Paperback)

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Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens offers a new paradigm for the relationship of Indigenous peoples with the settler societies in Canada. Thomas Courchene argues this model should be preferred to Canadian nationals, Canadian citizens (the traditional Assembly of First Nations vision) as well as to Indigenous nationals, Indigenous citizens (the Trudeau-Chrétien White Paper proposal). Courchene begins with a detailed policy history from first contact to the 150th anniversary of Confederation, followed by chapters on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and recent dramatic and empowering Supreme Court decisions. The two penultimate chapters detail the manner in which this Indigenous nationals/Canadian citizens model has been successfully applied to the Yukon First Nations as well as to the four Inuit Land Claims Agreements. The final substantive chapter applies this model hypothetically to the entirety of the more than seventy First Nations in the province of Saskatchewan. Referred to as the Commonwealth of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (CSIN), the model would embrace provincial-type powers within, and closely coordinated with, the province of Saskatchewan. Among other features, CSIN would embody the requisite degree of self-government and scale economies essential for the Saskatchewan-based First Nations to successfully make the transition to Indigenous nationals and Canadian citizens.
Number of Pages: 240.0
Genre: History
Series Title: Queen's Policy Studies Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McGill Queens Univ
Author: Thomas J. Courchene
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2018
TCIN: 53477166
UPC: 9781553394525
Item Number (DPCI): 248-72-8120

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