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Social Science Native American Studies

Navigating Neoliberalism

Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation

by (author) Gabrielle Slowey

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2008
Native American Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Conservatism & Liberalism, General, Civics & Citizenship
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Navigating Neoliberalism argues that neoliberalism, which drives government policy concerning First Nations in Canada, can also drive self-determination. And in a globalizing world, new opportunities for indigenous governance may transform socioeconomic well-being. Gabrielle Slowey studies the development of First Nations governance in health, education, economic development, and housing. Contrary to the popular belief that First Nations suffer in an age of state retrenchment, privatization, and decentralization, Slowey finds that the Mikisew First Nation has successfully exploited opportunities for greater autonomy and well-being that the current political and economic climate has presented.

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Ms. Slowey presents a highly thought-provoking treatise on the development of self governance for First Nations peoples and it will certainly be a useful resource for all aboriginals in their search for a desirable and workable solution to their demand for justice. Lawyers working through the land claims process towards indigenous governance will find this to be a valuable text.

Verdict, Issue 118

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