Aboriginal claims remain a controversial but little understood issue in contemporary Canada. British Columbia has been, and remains, the setting for the most intense and persistent demands by Native people, and also for the strongest and most consistent opposition to Native claims by governments and the non-aboriginal public. Land has been the essential question; the Indians have claimed continuing ownership while the province has steadfastly denied the possibility.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Paul Tennant's history of native politics and the land claims issue in British Columbia is both topical and inclusive. Political science and native studies students, as well as those simply seeking an explanation of the B.C. government's position on native land claims, will find something of value in this book. -- Daniel Ray * The Edmonton Journal *
Paul Tennant's book should be required reading for Premier Bill Vander Zalm. Tennant offers an impressive overview of Indian political activity in this century ... tremendously timely final chapter. -- Suzanne Fournier * The Province *
An excellent new book that is required reading on B.C. land claims. -- John Schreiner * The Financial Post *