Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (Law and Society)

Aboriginal Title and Indigenous Peoples: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (Law and Society)

By: Haijo Westra (editor), Louis A. Knafla (editor)Paperback

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Students and scholars of law, history, Native studies, anthropology, and political science will welcome this book's fresh insights and perspective.

About Author

Louis A. Knafla is a professor emeritus of the Department of History and director of socio-legal studies at the University of Calgary. Haijo Westra is a professor of Greek and Roman studies at the University of Calgary. Contributors: Brian Ballantyne, Paul L.A.H. Chartrand, Peter W. Hutchins, Kenichi Matsui, Kent McNeil, Nicolas Peterson, Arthur Ray, Bruce Rigsby, Jacinta Ruru, and David Yarrow


Introduction. "This Is Our Land": Aboriginal Title at Customary and Common Law in Comparative Contexts / Louis A. Knafla Part 1: Sovereignty, Extinguishment, and Expropriation of Aboriginal Title 1 From the US Indian Claims Commission Cases to Delgamuukw: Facts, Theories, and Evidence in North American Land Claims / Arthur Ray 2 Social Theory, Expert Evidence, and the Yorta Yorta Rights Appeal Decision / Bruce Rigsby 3 Law's Infidelity to Its Past: The Failure to Recognize Indigenous Jurisdiction in Australia and Canada / David Yarrow 4 The Defence of Native Title and Dominion in Sixteenth-Century Mexico Compared with Delgamuukw / Haijo Westra 5 Beyond Aboriginal Title in Yukon: First Nations Land Registries / Brian Ballantyne Part 2: Native Land, Litigation, and Indigenous Rights 6 The "Race" for Recognition: Toward a Policy of Recognition of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada / Paul L.A.H. Chartrand 7 The Sources and Content of Indigenous Land Rights in Australia and Canada: A Critical Comparison / Kent McNeil 8 Common Law, Statutory Law, and the Political Economy of the Recognition of Indigenous Australian Rights in Land / Nicolas Peterson 9 Claiming Native Title in the Foreshore and Seabed / Jacinta Ruru 10 Waterpower Developments and Native Water Rights Struggles in the North American West in the Early Twentieth Century: A View from Three Stoney Nakoda Cases / Kenichi Matsui Conclusion. Power and Principle: State-Indigenous Relations across Time and Space / Peter W. Hutchins Selected Bibliography; General Index; Index of Cases; Index of Statutes, Treaties, and Agreements

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  • ISBN13: 9780774815611
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780774815611
  • weight: 420
  • ISBN10: 0774815612

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