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Speaking with Authority : The Emergence of the Vocabulary of First Nations' Self-Government - Michael W. Posluns

Speaking with Authority

The Emergence of the Vocabulary of First Nations' Self-Government

Paperback Published: 6th April 2010
ISBN: 9780415882613
Number Of Pages: 338

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This work explores the emergence of the vocabulary of First Nations' self-government into the realm of public and parliamentary discourse in Canada during the decade of the 1970s. The emergence of the vocabulary is chronicled through a study of the testimony of First Nations and aboriginal witnesses before a series of Joint Committees on the Constitutions and the Commons Committee on Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Introduction: Gaining a Purchase: An Introduction to the Public Emergence of the Vocabulary of First Nations' Self-Government 1. The Interplay of Language, Policy & Ethics in the Discourse of First Nations' Relations 2. Assimilation, Enfranchisement and the White Paper: An Overview of First Nations Relations Before 1970 3. Public Conversations on First Nations' Self-Government 4. The Middle Period: A Minority Parliament and a First Patriation Bill 5. Notions of Sovereignty: Self-Help, Self-Confidence, And Individual And Collective Self-Fulfillment

ISBN: 9780415882613
ISBN-10: 0415882613
Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 6th April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.48