Citizens Plus

Citizens Plus

Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State

Book - 2000
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In Citizens Plus, Alan Cairns unravels the historical record to clarify the current impasse in negotiations between Aboriginal peoples and the state. He considers the assimilationist policy assumptions of the imperial era, examines more recent government initiatives, and analyzes the emergence of the nation-to-nation paradigm given massive support by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. We are battered by contending visions, he argues - a revised assimilation policy that finds its support in the Canadian Alliance Party is countered by the nation-to-nation vision, which frames our future as coexisting solitudes. Citizens Plus stakes out a middle ground with its support for constitutional and institutional arrangements which will simultaneously recognize Aboriginal difference and reinforce a solidarity which binds us together in common citizenship. Selected as a BC Book for Everybody
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9780774807678
0774807679
Branch Call Number: 323.1197071 Cai
Characteristics: viii, 280 pages ; 24 cm.

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