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Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic

by (author) Gary N. Wilson, Christopher Alcantara & Thierry Rodon

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Canadian, Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Indigenous Studies
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The Canadian federal system was never designed to recognize Indigenous governance, and it has resisted change. But Indigenous communities have successfully negotiated the creation of self-governing regions. Most of these are situated within existing units of the Canadian federation, creating forms of nested federalism. This governance model is transforming Canada as it reformulates the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state. Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic traces the journey toward self-governance in three northern regions: Nunavik, the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, and Nunatsiavut. This meticulous analysis provides new insight into the evolution and consequences of Indigenous self-government.

About the authors

Gary N. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. His research and teaching interests include comparative federalism, northern studies, and local government and politics.

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Christopher Alcantara is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Thierry Rodon is a Nunavut Arctic College author.

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