Reconciliation: First Nations Treaty Making in British Columbia

Tony Penikett
Douglas & McIntyre, 2006
ISBN-13 978-1-55365-143-7

Drawing on his many years of experience, Penikett explores the BC treaty negotiations process and concludes by offering practical remedies to address some of the challenges.

The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change

Cole Harris
UBC Press, 1997
ISBN 0-7748-0588-9 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-7748-0589-7 (paperback)

In this collection of essays, Harris reflects on the strategies of colonialism in BC during the first 150 years after the arrival of European settlers. The pervasive displacement of Indigenous people by the newcomers, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the resulting effects on the landscape, social life, and history of BC are examined through the dual lenses of post-colonial theory and empirical data.

Treaty Talks in British Columbia: Negotiating a Mutually Beneficial Future

Second Edition
Christopher McKee
UBC Press, 2000
ISBN 0-7748-0824-1

McKee traces the origins and development of treaty negotiations in BC. Through an examination of First Nations’ concerns, he analyzes conflicting points of view and suggests alternatives for achieving consensus.

Prospering Together: The Economic Impact of the Aboriginal Title Settlements in B.C.

Second Edition
Edited by Roslyn Kunin, Ph. D.
The Laurier Institution, 2001
ISBN 0-9682343-1-3

This book, written in plain language, looks at the many important economic concerns about title settlements, including: land and resource tenure, access to natural resources, investment, human resources, education, health, funding, and self-government. A new chapter discusses the Nisga'a treaty in detail.

Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada

Patrick Maklem
University of Toronto Press, 2001
ISBN 0-8020-4195-7 (cloth)
ISBN 0-8020-8049-9 (paper)

Maklem details constitutional rights of Aboriginal people and explores the circumstances in which these rights can be interfered with by the Canadian state. It also examines the relation between these rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and proposes extensive reforms of existing treaty negotiations processes in order to protect and promote the exercise of these rights. The book offers a challenge to traditional understandings of the constitutional status of Indigenous peoples.


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