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Reclaiming Indigenous Governance examines the efforts of Indigenous peoples in four important countries to reclaim their right to self-govern. Showcasing Native nations, this timely book presents diverse perspectives of both practitioners and researchers involved in Indigenous governance in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States (the CANZUS states).

Indigenous governance is dynamic, an ongoing relationship between Indigenous peoples and settler-states. The relationship may be vigorously contested, but it is often fragile—one that ebbs and flows, where hard-won gains can be swiftly lost by the policy reversals of central governments. The legacy of colonial relationships continues to limit advances in self-government.

Yet Indigenous peoples in the CANZUS countries are no strangers to setbacks, and their growing movement provides ample evidence of resilience, resourcefulness, and determination to take back control of their own destiny. Demonstrating the struggles and achievements of Indigenous peoples, the chapter authors draw on the wisdom of Indigenous leaders and others involved in rebuilding institutions for governance, strategic issues, and managing lands and resources.

This volume brings together the experiences, reflections, and insights of practitioners confronting the challenges of governing, as well as researchers seeking to learn what Indigenous governing involves in these contexts. Three things emerge: the enormity of the Indigenous governance task, the creative agency of Indigenous peoples determined to pursue their own objectives, and the diverse paths they choose to reach their goal.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Sophie Pierre with Fwen Phillips
  3. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. William Nikolakis, Stephen Cornell, and Harry Nelson
  3. pp. 3-12
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  1. PART I . Strategic Issues
  1. 1. From Rights to Governance and Back: Indigenous Political Transformations in the CANZUS States
  2. Stephen Cornell
  3. pp. 15-37
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  1. 2. The Shareholder Who Never Dies: The Economics of Indigenous Survival and the Development of Culturally Relevant Governance
  2. Sir Tipene O'Regan
  3. pp. 38-54
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  1. 3. The Evolution of Indigenous Self-Governance in Canada
  2. William Nikolakis
  3. pp. 55-70
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  1. 4. Ngarrindjeri Nation Building: Securing a Future as Ngarrindjeri Ruwe/Ruwar (Lands, Waters, and All Living Things)
  2. Steve Hemming, Daryle Rigney, and Shaun Berg
  3. pp. 71-104
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  1. PART II . Building Institutions
  1. 5. Ancient Spirit, Modern Mind: The Huu-ay-aht Journey Back to Self-Determination and Self-Reliance
  2. Angela Wesley
  3. pp. 107-129
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  1. 6. From Little Things, Big Things Grow: Exercising Incremental Self-Governance in Australia
  2. Diane Smith
  3. pp. 130-154
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  1. 7. Whanau Ora: Building Maori Self-Determination in Aotearoa / New Zealand
  2. Sacha McMeeking
  3. pp. 155-171
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  1. 8. Indigenous Commercial Codes: Sovereignty and International Trade Agreements
  2. Douglas Sanderson and Brandon Willms
  3. pp. 172-190
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  1. PART III. Lands and Resources
  1. 9. Place of the Falling Waters: How the Salish and Kootenai Tribes Dealt with Settler Colonialism to Acquire and Name Seliš Ksanka Qlispe Dam
  2. Ronald L. Trosper
  3. pp. 193-227
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  1. 10. Natural Resources and Aboriginal Autonomy: Economic Developmentand the Boundaries of Indigenous Control and Engagement
  2. Ken Coates and Carin Holroyd
  3. pp. 228-268
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  1. 11. Creating Space: Comanagement Considerations in Kakadu National Park
  2. Justin O'Brien
  3. pp. 269-295
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  1. 12. Land, Public Trust, and Governance: A Nez Perce Account
  2. Jaime A. Pinkham
  3. pp. 296-305
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  1. Conclusion: Building Yourself and Your Community
  2. Garry Merkel
  3. pp. 306-320
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 321-326
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 327-342
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816540549
Related ISBN
9780816539970
MARC Record
OCLC
1122903556
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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