Beyond Rights:The Nisga'a Final Agreement and the Challenges of Modern Treaty Relationships

UBC PressSKU: 9780774866453

Author:
Carole Blackburn
Nation:
Nisga’a
Book Type:
Hardcover
Pages:
184
Publisher:
UBC Press
Copyright Data:
2021
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2021

Price:
Sale price$89.95

Description

Beyond Rights by Carole Blackburn examines the legal, political, and cultural implications of the ground-breaking process of negotiating the Nisga’a treaty. In 2000, the Nisga’a treaty marked the culmination of over one hundred years of Nisga’a people protesting, petitioning, litigating, and negotiating for recognition of their rights. Beyond Rights explores this ground-breaking achievement and its impact. The Nisga’a were trailblazers in gaining Supreme Court recognition of unextinguished Aboriginal title, and the treaty marked a turning point in the relationship between First Nations and provincial and federal governments. Using this treaty as a pivotal case study, Carole Blackburn analyzes treaty making as a way to address historical injustice and to achieve contemporary legal recognition, and explores the possibilities for a distinct Indigenous citizenship in a settler state

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