Indigenous politics

'I worry about this': Trudeau's move to dissolve Indigenous Affairs Department prompts concern

LISPOP Associate Christopher Alcantara comments on the recent reorganization of Indigenous Affairs.

Check it out here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-dissolve-indigenous-affairs-worr...

Implementing Modern Treaties with Indigenous Peoples: What works and what doesn't?

This is the topic of a new paper of mine avaiable for early view and scheduled for publication in the September 2017 issue of the academic journal, Canadian Public Administration.

Here's the abstract:

Our new book! A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous - Local Intergovernmental Relations in Canada

Jen Nelles and I have written a new book to be published by University of Toronto Press in August. The book is called, "A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous - Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada." 

We produced a short video that summarizes one of the findings from our book.  

Perspective is Everything!

During Peter Kulchyski's talk two weeks ago, he talked about his work with Indigenous groups in northern Manitoba who were negotiating with Manitoba Hydro to come to a fair development deal for a dam on their lands. One of the stories he told was about the contrast between the riches of the Hydro companies offices in downtown Winnipeg and the poverty among the many Indigenous groups who had signed supposedly beneficial agreements with the Hydro company.

Aboriginal Rights vs. Human Rights: What's Better for Emancipating Indigenous Peoples from the Canadian State?

Two weeks ago, Peter Kulchyski from the University of Manitoba visited Laurier to talk about his new book, Aboriginal Rights are not Human Rights. Dr. Rhoda Howard-Hassman and I served as commentators before we opened up the discussion to the audience.