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Justice for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples

by Renée Dupuis, translated by Robert Chodos

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Canada's political leaders tirelessly proclaim it the best country on earth in which to live, a land of plenty and of boundless opportunity for all. Canada's Aboriginal peoples view things differently: after decades of living in legislatively determined Third World conditions, many are demanding the tools with which to develop their communities and institutions on a sounder, saner basis.

In this award-winning book, human rights specialist Renée Dupuis takes a fresh look at the "wall of misunderstanding" that surrounds Aboriginal issues in Canada and proposes some new solutions. She recommends the overhaul of existing legislation, including the Indian Act; the creation of a political forum to facilitate discussion of objectives on a national level; the development of partnerships between educational institutions and Aboriginal leaders in order to serve communities better; the establishment of real Aboriginal governments with sound legal foundations.

Governments have traditionally dealt with Aboriginal issues by enshrining rights in the Charter and striking Royal Commissions. Renée Dupuis insists that new and urgent measures are needed now to bridge the profound chasm that has grown between Aboriginal people and the rest of the country. Justice for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples offers fresh ideas and approaches for building that bridge.

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Renée Dupuis

RENÉE DUPUIS has practiced law in Quebec since 1973 and was a commissioner with the Canadian Human Rights Commission from 1989 to 1995. She was recently appointed to the Indian Claims Commission. A specialist in human rights, the rights of Aboriginals and constitutional rights, she has served as a consultant to various federal and provincial government agencies, authored numerous books and articles and lectured extensively on human rights, administrative law and aboriginal rights. Justice for Canada\s Aboriginal Peoples was originally published as Quel Canada pour les Autochtones? It won the Governor General's Award in 2002.'
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Robert Chodos

RENÉE DUPUIS has practiced law in Quebec since 1973 and was a commissioner with the Canadian Human Rights Commission from 1989 to 1995. She was recently appointed to the Indian Claims Commission. A specialist in human rights, the rights of Aboriginals and constitutional rights, she has served as a consultant to various federal and provincial government agencies, authored numerous books and articles and lectured extensively on human rights, administrative law and aboriginal rights. Justice for Canada\s Aboriginal Peoples was originally published as Quel Canada pour les Autochtones? It won the Governor General's Award in 2002.'
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  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award

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Justice for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples

This award-winning title outlines the problems that First Nations people face in Canada including poor health care, inadequate housing and lack of basic necessities such as running water and sewage. The book also makes suggestions on how to change Canada’s relationship with First Nations, including an overhaul of the Indian Act and changes to the land claims settlement process.

Dupuis won the 2002 Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction in French. She was a member of the Indian Claims Commission and of the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel.

Caution: The term “Indian” is used throughout.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2011-2012.

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