Natives & Settlers Now & Then

Natives & Settlers Now & Then

Historical Issues and Current Perspectives on Treaties and Land Claims in Canada

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Essayists reinterpret treaty making, rights, title, and land claims in Canada from Aboriginal perspectives.
"Natives and Settlers provides a beginning to what should be (and should have been) a continuing, respectful discussion." -Blanca Schorcht, Associate Professor, University of Northern British Columbia Is Canada truly postcolonial? Burdened by a past that remains 'refracted' in its understanding and treatment of Native peoples, this collection reinterprets treaty making and land claims from Aboriginal perspectives. These five essays not only provide fresh insights to the interpretations of treaties and treaty-making processes, but also examine land claims still under negotiation. Natives and Settlers reclaims the vitality of Aboriginal laws and paradigms in Canada, a country new to decolonization.

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Four papers from an April 2000 Medieval and Early Modern Institute Conference held at the University of Alberta discuss indigenous relations with European settlers over land in the British Empire. From perspectives of literature, anthropology, and law, they explore such topics as refractions of the colonial past in the present, treaties made in good faith, land rights, and reflections of a Nihiyow (Cree) on nation building. Distributed in the US by Michigan State University Press. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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