First Nations? Second Thoughts, Second Edition
Over the last thirty years Canadian policy on aboriginal issues has come to be dominated by an ideology that sees aboriginal peoples as "nations" entitled to specific rights. Indians and Inuit now enjoy legal privileges that include the inherent right to self-government, collective property rights, immunity from taxation, hunting and fishing rights without legal limits, and free housing, education, and medical care. Underpinning these privileges is what Tom Flanagan describes as "aboriginal orthodoxy" - the belief that prior residence in North America is an entitlement to special treatment.
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1 The Aboriginal Orthodoxy
2 We Were Here First
3 What Ever Happened to Civilization?
4 The Fiction of Aboriginal Sovereignty
5 Bands Tribes or Nations?
6 The Inherent Problems of Aboriginal SelfGovernment
7 In Search of Property
8 Treaties Agreements and Land Surrenders
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