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On being here to stay : treaties and Aboriginal rights in Canada / Michael Asch.

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Public Safety Canada Library

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Treaties and Aboriginal rights in Canada

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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1 online resource

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What, other than numbers and power, justifies Canada's assertion of sovereignty and jurisdiction over the country's vast territory? Why should Canada's original inhabitants have to ask for rights to what was their land when non-Aboriginal people first arrived? The question lurks behind every court judgment on Indigenous rights, every demand that treaty obligations be fulfilled, and every land-claims negotiation. Addressing these questions has occupied anthropologist Michael Asch for nearly thirty years. In this book, Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers. He proposes a way forward based on respecting the "spirit and intent" of treaties negotiated at the time of Confederation, through which, he argues, First Nations and settlers can establish an ethical way for both communities to be here to stay.

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