Native Peoples and Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, and the Law in Western Canada


Author:
Matsui, Kenichi
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Nakota, Pacific NW, Plains, Secwepemc
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
243
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Copyright Data:
2009

Price:
Sale price$29.95

Description

Native Peoples and Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, and the Law in Western Canada is an historical study of the issues surrounding water rights for First Nations in southern Alberta and the southern interior of British Columbia during the period 1870-1930. Kenichi Matsui, assistant professor of Sustainable Environmental Studies at the University of Tsukuba, studies the Secwepemc and Stoney Nakoda and their efforts to deal with the cultural, legal, and political issues surrounding water rights. He combines the threads of Canadian political and philosophical theory with the practice of agricultural and hydroelectric pursuits as these forces challenged the traditional lands and water rights of First Nations in western Canada.

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