Over the course of a century, until the late 1700s, the British Crown, the Iroquois, and other Indigenous groups of eastern North America developed an alliance and treaty system known as the Covenant Chain. Bruce Morito offers a philosophical rereading of the historical record of negotiations, showing that the parties developed an ethic of mutually recognized respect. This ethic, Morito argues, remains relevant to current debates about Aboriginal and treaty rights because it is neither culturally nor historically bound. Real change is possible, if efforts can be shifted from piecemeal legal and political disputes to the development of an intercultural ethic based on trust, respect, and solidarity.
Published by Ontario's Department of Lands and Forests, this book describes the land treaties with First Nations of Ontario. It quotes from colonial and administrative correspondence and includes a map.
This book provides the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of the factors that explain both completed and incomplete treaty negotiations between Indigneous groups and the federal, provincial, and territorial governments of Canada.
This book chronicles Peter Kulchyski's experiences with the Begade Shutagot'ine, a small community of a few hundred people living in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River in the heart of Canada's Northwest Territories. While both Treaty Eleven (1921) and the Sahtu Treaty (1994) purport to extinguish Begade Shuhtagot'ine Aboriginal title, oral history and documented attempts to exclude themselves from treaty strongly challenge the validity of that extinguishment. Structured as a series of briefs to an inquiry into the Begade Shutagot'ine's claim, this manuscript documents the negotiation and implementation of the Sahtu treaty and amasses evidence of historical and continued presence and land use to make eminently clear that the Begade Shuhtagot'ine are the continued owners of the land by law.
John Borrows and Michael Coyle bring together a group of renowned scholars, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to cast light on the magnitude of the challenges Canadians face in seeking a consensus on the nature of treaty partnership in the twenty-first century. The diverse perspectives offered in this volume examine how Indigenous people’s own legal and policy frameworks can be used to develop healthier attitudes between First Peoples and settler governments in Canada. While considering the existing law of Aboriginal and treaty rights, the contributors imagine what these relationships might look like if those involved pursued our highest aspirations as Canadians and Indigenous peoples.
Also available in print. Call number E92 .R54 2017 LAW.
This book offers an examination of historical treaties and agreements bearing on Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations in Toronto, Canada, with generative arts-based activities for readers to use individually or in groups to explore their own relationship to the lands and Indigenous peoples of the Greater Toronto Area.