First Nations? Second Thoughts, Second Edition

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Sep 12, 2008 - Political Science - 304 pages
Flanagan shows that this orthodoxy enriches a small elite of activists, politicians, administrators, and well-connected entrepreneurs, while bringing further misery to the very people it is supposed to help. Controversial and thought-provoking, First Nations? Second Thoughts dissects the prevailing ideology that determines public policy towards Canada's aboriginal peoples.
 

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Contents

1 The Aboriginal Orthodoxy
3
2 We Were Here First
11
3 What Ever Happened to Civilization?
27
4 The Fiction of Aboriginal Sovereignty
48
5 Bands Tribes or Nations?
67
6 The Inherent Problems of Aboriginal SelfGovernment
89
7 In Search of Property
113
8 Treaties Agreements and Land Surrenders
134
9 Making a Living
166
10 This Octagon Is a Stop Sign
192
11 Update 2008
199
Notes
235
References
261
Index
279
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About the author (2008)

Tom Flanagan is professor of political science at the University of Calgary and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

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