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Treaties, First Nations & "Idle No More"
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Treaties, First Nations & "Idle No More"

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Curious about Idle No More, Treaties & First Nations - here are some books that will inform you after you read: Four Voices, The Great Manitoulin Island Treaty of 1862, pub 2012, available from fourvoices@hotmail.ca
Compact, Contract, Covenant

Compact, Contract, Covenant

Aboriginal Treaty-Making in Canada
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged : north america

One of Canada's longest unresolved issues is the historical and present-day failure of the country's governments to recognize treaties made between Aboriginal peoples and the Crown. Compact, Contract, Covenant is renowned historian of Native-newcomer relations J.R. Miller's exploration and explanation of more than four centuries of treaty-making. The first historical account of treaty-making in Canada, Miller untangles the complicated threads of treaties, pacts, and arrangements with the Hudson' …

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Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens

Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens

A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada

Highly acclaimed when the first edition appeared in 1989, "Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens" is the first comprehensive account of Indian-white relations throughout Canada's history. J.R. Miller charts the deterioration of the relationship from the initial, mutually beneficial contact in the fur trade to the current impasse in which Indians are resisting displacement and marginalization.

This new edition is the result of substantial revision to incorporate current scholarship and bring the text up to …

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Treaty No. 9

Treaty No. 9

Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario in 1905
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

For more than a century, the vast lands of Northern Ontario have been shared among the governments of Canada, Ontario, and the First Nations who signed Treaty No. 9 in 1905. For just as long, details about the signing of the constitutionally recognized agreement have been known only through the accounts of two of the commissioners appointed by the Government of Canada. Treaty No. 9 provides a truer perspective on the treaty by adding the neglected account of a third commissioner and tracing the …

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A Fair Country

A Fair Country

Telling Truths About Canada
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : canadian

In this startlingly original vision of Canada, renowned thinker John Ralston Saul argues that Canada is a MĂ©tis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by Aboriginal ideas: Egalitarianism, a proper balance between individual and group, and a penchant for negotiation over violence are all Aboriginal values that Canada absorbed. An obstacle to our progress, Saul argues, is that Canada has an increasingly ineffective elite, a colonial non-intellectual business elite that doesn't believe in Canada. I …

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Exploring Manitoulin
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Manitoulin Island, Canada, the largest freshwater island in the world, has been the home of Anishinaabeg for thousands of years. In 1836 the Anishinaabeg signed a treaty with the government in which both parties agreed to withdraw their claims to the islands, and share them with all Indians. Twenty-six years later government officials claimed that the Anishinaabeg had not populated Manitoulin sufficiently so a new treaty so take place. Some of the Anishinaabe chiefs succumbed to persuasion and signed a treaty which ceded most of Manitoulin. Though they subsequently admitted they had been frightened and threatened into surrendering, their protests were ignored and the island was surveyed, sold and resettled.
This book is a general history of Manitoulin, in a mile by mile format. Pearen's second book : Four Voices, The Great Manitoulin Island Treaty of 1862 provides extensive information on the treaty itself through the voices of four key participants. (fourvoices@hotmail.ca)
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