By Law or In Justice

By Law or In Justice : The Indian Specific Claims Commission and the Struggle for Indigenous Justice

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The book is intended for the wide range of readers who want or need to know more about how the claims process works and how the state met, or failed to meet, its promises to Indigenous peoples through this process. This includes scholars, particularly in law, political science, anthropology, and sociology; government policy makers; and lawyers and negotiators working in this area.More generally it will be of interest to Canadians concerned about the just resolution of land claims, reconciliation, and Indigenous rights in Canada.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 340g
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 0774880066
  • 9780774880060
  • 728,131

Table of contents


1 Specific Claims in Canada: A Brief History and Policy Roadmap

2 Dependent on the Good Will of the Sovereign: Background to the Indian Specific Claims Commission

3 The Indian Specific Claims Commission: Second Sober Thought

4 Challenges to the Process: Applications for Inquiries and Constructive Rejections

5 On the Road Again: Planning Conferences, Community Sessions, and the Integrity of the Process

6 By Law or In Justice: Legal Arguments, Panel Deliberations, and the Murky Waters of the Mediation Unit

7 Beyond Lawful Obligation: The Closure of the ICC and the Rise of the Specific Claims Tribunal

8 The Legacy of the ICC and Lessons for the Future of Specific Claims

Notes; Index
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About Jane Dickson

Jane Dickson is an associate professor of law and legal studies at Carleton University. She served as an Indian Claims Commissioner from 2002 to 2009.
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