Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 7 - A History of Treaties and Policies

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Aboriginal Policy Research Volume VII

A History of Treaties and Policies

By: Jerry P. White, Erik Anderson, Jean-Pierre Morin, and Dan Beavon (Editors)

The research and policy discussions included in Aboriginal Policy Research Volume VII, offer a portion of the original papers presented at the third Aboriginal Policy Research Conference held in Ottawa in 2009.

ISBN 978-1-55077-194-7
Edition First
Year 2010
Page Count 234

$ 34.95


Co-chaired by Dan Beavon of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Jerry White of the University of Western Ontario, and Peter Dinsdale of the National Association of Friendship Centres, this APRC, like those before it, brought researchers, policy-makers, and the Aboriginal community together to make connections, hear about leading research, and learn together.

Volume VII begins with a look at historic treaties and modern meaning, and concludes with an examination of how history has influenced policy in Canada today.

Table of Contents

Part One: Historic Treaties and Modern Meaning

  • Aboriginal-Crown Treaty-Making in Canada: A Many Splendoured Thing, Jim R. Miller
  • Concepts of Extinguishment in the Upper Canada Land Surrender Treaties, 1764–1862, Jean-Pierre Morin
  • The Numbered Treaties and the Liberal Order Framework, Jean L. Manore
  • Shading a Promise: Interpreting the Livelihood Rights Clauses in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Treaties with First Nations, Arthur J. Ray
  • The Treaty Annuity as Livelihood Assistance and Relationship Renewal, Erik Anderson
  • Treaty Implementation in Canada, Hon. Bill McKnight PC
Part Two: From History to Policy
  • First Nations Trade, Specialization and Market Institutions: A Historical Survey of First Nation Market Culture, André Le Dressay, Normand Lavallee, and Jason Reeves
  • Reconciliation with Residential School Survivors: A Progress Report Jim. R. Miller
  • A Brief History of Federal Inuit Policy Development: Lessons in Consultation and Cultural Competence, Erik Anderson and Sarah Bonesteel
  • Are We Really Sorry? Some Reflections on Canadian Indigenous Policies in the Early Twenty-First Century, David T. McNab and Paul-Emile McNab

About the Authors

Jerry P. White
University of Western Ontario

Jerry P. White serves as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Policy and Planning) in Social Science with responsibilities for graduate affairs, strategic planning, and in the development of policy and review processes across the faculty, including both interdisciplinary activities and Aboriginal affairs. He is the Director of the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium and has authored several books on Aboriginal policy.

Erik Anderson
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Erik Anderson has over ten years experience in Aboriginal policy research for the Privy Council Office and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Much of his career has been spent examining and writing about the history of federal government relations with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis.

Jean-Pierre Morin
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Jean-Pierre Morin is the staff historian for the Treaty Relations Directorate at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He specializes in the history of treaties between the Crown and Aboriginal people, as well as government policy relating to Aboriginal people.

Dan Beavon
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Dan Beavon is director of the Research and Analysis Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He has worked in policy research for twenty years and manages an Aboriginal research program on a variety of issues, including increasing the amount and quality of strategic information available to the policy process.