Philosophy and Aboriginal Rights: Critical Dialogues

Paperback | January 31, 2013

EditorSandra Tomsons, Lorraine Mayer

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With an impressive array of contributors, including scholars, elders, and active participants in Canada's Indigenous communities, Philosophy and Aboriginal Rights offers an unparalleled examination of how Canada can foster a viable nation-to-nation partnership with its Indigenouspeoples.

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With an impressive array of contributors, including scholars, elders, and active participants in Canada's Indigenous communities, Philosophy and Aboriginal Rights offers an unparalleled examination of how Canada can foster a viable nation-to-nation partnership with its Indigenouspeoples.

Sandra Tomsons is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Winnipeg. She has been teaching for over 35 years and has written a number of papers and book chapters on the issue of Aboriginal rights. Her research focuses on Aboriginal philosophies and justice, and she has organized several conferences and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.62 inPublished:January 31, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsDavid Kahane: ForewordDennis H. McPherson and J. Douglas Rabb: Prolegomena to Any Further Discussion of Rights That May Be Considered AboriginalSandra Tomsons and Lorraine Mayer: General IntroductionPart One: Indigenous Philosophy and Aboriginal Rights1. Lorraine Mayer: Why Aboriginal People Listen to Elders2. Leroy Little Bear: An Elder Explains Indigenous Philosophy and Indigenous Sovereignty3. Janice Green: What Mauchibinesse Taught Me about Aboriginal Rights4. Brian Rice: Journeys in the Land of the Peacemaker: A Traditional Methodology to Doing Doctoral Work on Rotinonshonni Traditions and Governance5. Sandra Tomsons: Why Non-Aboriginal People Should Listen to Aboriginal EldersSandra Tomsons and Lorraine Mayer: Part One DialoguePart Two: Understanding Aboriginal Rights6. James [Sa'ke'j] Youngblood Henderson and Jaime Battiste: How Aboriginal Philosophy Informs Aboriginal Rights7. John Borrows: An Analysis of and Dialogue on Indigenous and Crown Blockades8. Gordon Christie: Critical Theory and Aboriginal Rights9. Robert Murray: Liberalism, Aboriginal Rights, and the Canadian Moral Identity10. Paul Patton: Political Liberalism and Indigenous Rights11. Dale Turner: White and Red Paper LiberalismLorraine Mayer and Sandra Tomsons: Part Two DialoguePart Three: Understanding Aboriginal Sovereignty12. Laurelyn Whitt: Transforming Sovereignties13. Lee Hester: Choctaw Notions of Sovereignty14. Alan C. Cairns: The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: A Missed Opportunity15. Lorraine Mayer: Whose Sovereignty Are We Talking About?16. Kent McNeil: Indigenous Nations and the Legality of European Claims to Sovereignty over Canada17. Sandra Tomsons: Liberal Theory and the Aboriginal Sovereignty18. Frank Cunningham: Urban Aboriginal Sovereignty and HomefulnessLorraine Mayer and Sandra Tomsons: Part Three DialoguePart Four: Road to Mutual Respect19. Lorraine Mayer: Astam animotahtak (Come, let's talk, have a discussion)20. Lee Hester: Two Worlds Collide: A Multicultural Powwow Becomes a Monocultural Ceremony21. Bruce Morito: An Ethic of Mutual Respect: The Covenant Chain22. Bruce Leslie Poitras: What Is an Indigenous-State Treaty? Towards the Possibility of Cultural Accommodation in Negotiated Spaces23. Grace Li Xiu Woo: The Forgotten Constitution: Reflections on the Coronation Oath and the History of Canadian Relations with Indigenous Peoples24. Lynda Lange: Dialogue, History, and Power: The Role of Truth25. Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox: Justifying the Dispossession of Indigenous Peoples: Discursive Uses of Temporal Characterizations of Injustice26. Trudy Govier: Acknowledgement and Truth Commissions: The Case of CanadaLorraine Mayer and Sandra Tomsons: Part Four DialogueSandra Tomsons and Lorraine Mayer: Not a ConclusionSelect BibliographyIndex