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Author Scott, Tracie Lea, 1977-

Title Postcolonial sovereignty? : the Nisga'a final agreement / Tracie Lea Scott
Published Saskatoon : Purich Pub., [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (183 pages) : illustrations, map, portrait
Contents A very Canadian liberalism -- Postcolonial sovereignty? -- Land and sovereignty in the Nass : the historical context -- Land provisions in the NFA -- Forest resources -- Fisheries -- Wildlife and migratory birds -- Mines and minerals -- The Nisga's nation : sovereignty, self-determination, and self-government -- Nisga's Lisims government : structure and constitution -- Jurisdiction of the Nisga'a Lisims government -- Social jurisdiction of the Nisga'a Lisims government -- The Campbell case -- The Chief Mountain case -- The limits of liberalism? -- Postcolonial sovereignty?
Summary "In 1999 the Nisga'a First Nation in Northwestern British Columbia signed a landmark agreement which not only settled their land claim but outlined significant powers that could be exercised by its government. This book analyzes the impact the agreement has on federal/provincial/First Nations relations, but also in a concise manner examines the major terms of the agreement. The author summarizes the settlement and, more importantly, the powers over land, resources, education, and cultural policy granted to the Nisga'a government. She notes that the agreement marks a major departure from previous land claims agreements and outlines the opposition, including two court challenges, mounted against the agreement."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-172) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nisga'a Nation. Treaties, etc. 1999 April 27
Indian land transfers -- British Columbia -- History
Indian land transfers.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
British Columbia.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1895830702