Treaty Talks in British Columbia | 2nd Edition
Negotiating a Mutually Beneficial Future
AUTHOR: McKee, Christopher
PUBLISHER: University of British Columbia Press
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In this updated edition of Treaty Talks in BritishColumbia, Christopher McKee traces the origins and development oftreaty negotiations in the province. Through an examination of Nativeconcerns, he analyzes conflicting points of view and suggestsalternatives for achieving consensus.
The new edition includes:
- an overview of the Supreme Court of Canada's 1997 decision inDelgamuukw, and the impact of that ruling on Nativepeoples' bargaining power and on government policy initiatives;
- a review of the Nisga'a Final Agreement and the maincriticisms of the deal;
- a discussion of the main components of the SecheltAgreement-in-Principle, and whether or not the agreement can guaranteecertainty in land tenure regimes; and
- an analysis of the treaty-making process in the 21st century,focusing on the implications of a change in government in Victoria,territorial overlap among First Nations' treaty settlement lands,and the costs of treaty-making in the post-Nisga'a era.
Treaty Talks in British Columbia offers significantinsights into a contentious issue. It will be a valuable resource forthose interested in contemporary Aboriginal issues, Native studies,political science, and law, and for anyone who wishes to develop abetter understanding of the future relationship between Native andnon-Native British Columbians.
PUBLICATION DATE: 9/30/2000
CATEGORY: History, Political Science, Social Science