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Indigenous Child Welfare and Presentism
The editors introduce the ABORIGINAL CANADA: LAND AND SCHOOLS section of this issue
Ken Coates and Gordon Gibson debate the economic impact of the Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’in decision
John Richards asks what now for First Nations education after Shawn Atleo’s resignation
Mike Medeiros and Benjamin Forest propose noncontiguous federal electoral districts as a way of increasing Aboriginal representation in Parliament
Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul shows the good and the bad among both First Nation and white communities in the Miramichi Valley, a corner of northern New Brunswick.
The First Nation governance system produces a degree of dysfunction in governance that is unmatched in any other jurisdiction in Canada.
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Under the Nisga’a treaty a First Nation obtained some degree of self-government. I was lead researcher in a major study of the this experiment.
This murder mystery serves as a lens through which David Adams Richards illuminates the lingering effects of colonization, band council governance, systemic racism and the invidious nature of prejudice.
Environics Institute released an ambitious study of urban Aboriginals across Canada. John Richards discusses the study.
Gordon Gibson writes about the Gitxsan Alternative, a new approach to Aboriginal treaty making in British Columbia, with implications for the rest of Canada as well.
Peter Dinsdale on the disappointment at the failure of Michael Ignatieff to grapple with the complexities of urban Aboriginal reality.
For centuries, white settlers adopted a sense of racial superiority to Aboriginals.