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History Native American

Aboriginal Resource Use in Canada

Historical and Legal Aspects

edited by Kerry Abel & Jean Friesen

University of Manitoba Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1991
Native American, Post-Confederation (1867-), Native American Studies
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    Jan 1991

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This volume addresses a wide range of topics related to Aboriginal resource use, ranging from the pre-contact period to the present. The papers were originally presented at a conference held in 1988 at the University of Winnipeg. Co-editor Kerry Abel has written an introduction that outlines the main themes of the book. She points out that it is difficult to know what the enshrinement of Aboriginal rights in the Canadian Constitution means without knowing exactly what constituted the Aboriginal interest in the land past and present. She also summarizes some of the developments in the rapidly evolving concept of Aboriginal rights.

About the authors

Kerry Abel is Professor of History at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her publications include Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History. She is currently completing an historical study of a sub-region of Northeastern Ontario that includes Timmins, Iroquois Falls, and Matheson.

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