Beyond The Indian Act: Restoring the Aboriginal Property Rights

SKU: 9780773536869

Christopher Alcantara, Tom Flanagan, Andre Le Dressay
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Copyright Date:

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Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring the Aboriginal Property Rights by Tom Flanagan, Christopher Alcantara, and AndrÚ Le Dressay offer their plan to allow First Nation band members title to their individual property on reserves. This plan would then see a move to entrepreneurship and material wealth. The book is organized into three sections with each author tackling a section. The book opens with a foreword by C.T. (Manny) Jules, chief commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission. The first part of the book looks at Property Rights as they apply to First Nations and also discusses the American plan at assimilation, The Dawes Act. Part two of the book examines the Indian Act and customary land rights, as well as Certificates of Possession and Leases: The Indian Act Individual Property Regimes. The final section of the book discusses why markets fail on reserves and the need for First Nations individuals to escape the Indian Act. The chapter then discusses how the restoration of First Nations property-rights can work. Throughout the book there is some original research such as the case study of the Six Nations of the Grand River Housing Program. The book is aimed at those interested in history, public policy, economics, and Native Studies.

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