Conflict in Caledonia

Conflict in Caledonia

Aboriginal Land Rights and the Rule of Law

Book - 2011
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In February 2006, First Nations protesters blocked workers fromentering a housing development in southern Ontario. The protesthighlighted the issue of land rights and sparked a series of ongoingevents known as the "Caledonia Crisis." This powerfulaccount of the dispute links the actions of police, officials, andlocals to non-Aboriginal discourses about law, landscape, and identity.DeVries encourages non-Aboriginal Canadians to reconsider theirassumptions, to view "facts" such as the rule of law asculturally specific notions that prevent truly equitable dialogue. Sheseeks out possible solutions in alternative conceptualizations ofsovereignty over land and law embedded in the Constitution.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780774821858
9780774821841
Branch Call Number: 971.337 DEV
Characteristics: 242 pages : map ; 24 cm.

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