The right relationship : reimagining the implementation of historical treaties / edited by John Borrows and Michael Coyle.

Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
vii, 428 pages ; 23 cm

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Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Government relations.
Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada.
"The relationship between Canada's Indigenous peoples and the Canadian government is one that has increasingly come to the fore. Numerous tragic incidents and a legacy of historical negligence combined with more vehement calls for action is forcing a reconsideration of the relationship between the federal government and Indigenous nations. In The Right Relationship, John Borrows and Michael Coyle bring together a group of renowned scholars, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to cast light on the magnitude of the challenges Canadians face in seeking a consensus on the nature of treaty partnership in the twenty-first century. The diverse perspectives offered in this volume examine how Indigenous people's own legal and policy frameworks can be used to develop healthier attitudes between First Peoples and settler governments in Canada. While considering the existing law of Aboriginal and treaty rights, the contributors imagine what these relationships might look like if those involved pursued our highest aspirations as Canadians and Indigenous peoples. This timely and authoritative volume provides answers that will help pave the way toward good governance for all."-- Provided by publisher.
Canada's colonial constitution / John Borrows
As long as the sun shines : recognizing that treaties were intended to last / Michael Coyle
Indigenous rights litigation, legal history, and the role of experts / Kent McNeil
Bargains made in bad times : how principles from modern treaties can reinvigorate historic treaties / Julie Jai
Who calls the shots? Balancing individual and collective interests in the assertion of aboriginal and treaty harvesting rights / Francesca Allodi-Ross
Negotiating self-government over & over & over again : interpreting contemporary treaties / Sari Green and Michael Mehaffey
Rights and remedies within common law and Indigenous legal traditions : can the covenant chain be judicially enforced today? / Mark D. Walters
What is a treaty? On contract and mutual aid / Aaron Mills
Changing the treaty question : remedying the right(s) relationship / Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
(Re)Defining "good faith" through Snuw'uyulh / Sarah Morales
A treaty in another context : creating reimagined treaty relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand / Jacinta Ruru
Nanabush, Lon Fuller, and historical treaties : the potentialities and limits of adjudication / Jean Leclair
Treaties and the emancipatory potential of international law / Sara L. Seck
Consult, consent, and veto : international norms and Canadian treaties / Shin Imai.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Coyle, Michael, 1960- author, editor.
Borrows, John, 1963- author, editor.