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Introduction1 We Have Always Made Laws: Defending the Right to Self-Government2 Aboriginal Title, Fee Simple, and Dead Capital: Property in Translation3 Treaty Citizenship: Negotiating beyond Inclusion4 The Treaty Relationship: Reconciliation and Its DiscontentsConclusionNotes; References; Index

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Beyond Rights examines the legal, political, and cultural implications of the groundbreaking process of negotiating the Nisg a'a treaty.

About the Author

Carole Blackburn is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and the author of Harvest of Souls: Jesuit Missions and Colonialism in North America, 1632-1650. She has been researching the Nisg a'a Final Agreement since 1999, conducting interviews and engaging in participant observation with treaty negotiators, politicians, bureaucrats, Nisg a'a citizens, government workers, and lawyers for the province, the federal government, and the Nisg a'a.


...Beyond Rights provides a compelling account for why, despite their flaws, the modern treaties are important to the future of reconcilitation in Canada and ought to have the attention of all Canadians.

-- Joshua Nichols, McGill University * BC Studies *

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