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Keeping Our Word
A Principled Canada–First Peoples' Constitutional Framework
9781459739185 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism Canada
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Cancelled 5 x 8 x 1 in 160 pages notes, Bibliography Dundurn A J. Patrick Boyer Book
A compelling solution to heal the rift between Canada and First Peoples Communities.

Canada prides itself on being a nation to whom a troubled, conflicted world can look for inspiration. Tolerance, diversity, equality, honesty, and compassion … all are virtues Canada claims are parts of its cultural DNA. Yet Canada’s relationships with its First Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis) are badly fractured, with distrust and profound disharmony their defining features. Whether Canada acts to honour the promises exchanged in the 1764 Treaty of Niagara, promises that have been violated, ignored, or forgotten for 250 years, will define us forever.

Keeping Our Word offers a clear way forward. Canada could never have existed without its formative First Peoples’ partnerships. Our word must be kept, and our bargains honoured, or Canada will be exposed as a failed experiment built on a broken promise.

  • Lays out the case for an overhaul of Canada's First Peoples relations, arguing that the ongoing First Peoples crisis won't be resolved until Canada takes a hard look at its broken promises
  • A call to action, not more study, reviews, Inquiries or Commissions
  • Author Michael Coyle is regularly consulted with on various First Nations legal issues including land claims and treaty interpretations, and has been a mediator in numerous aboriginal rights disputes over the past twenty-five years
  • A powerful, compulsively readable mix of legal arguments, historical facts, and an appeal to Canadians’ better selves
  • Avoids intricate academic arguments and goes straight to what is meant by Canada’s treaty promises, and why it is important that Canada keep its bargains with First Nations peoples
  • Three authors, one (Coyle) an international aboriginal rights scholar, two (Davies and Traficante) historians and commentators passionate about making a better Canada
  • Provocative, with controversial solutions, for anyone who believes that the diversity, tolerance, equality, and fairness Canada prizes in itself are being undermined by hypocrisy and fractured dealings with First Peoples

Michael Coyle is an internationally renowned expert in aboriginal law and dispute resolution scholarship. A Western University Law faculty Associate Professor and mediator, he has authored numerous works exploring Indigenous peoples’ legal issues. He lives in London, Ontario.
Bryan Davies is a writer, historian, and creative consultant. He has written widely on law, history, and politics, and is the co-creator of the documentary film Clergue’s Phoenix. He lives in Whitby, Ontario.
Andrew Traficante teaches high school with the Algoma District School Board in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. He is the author and researcher of an online exhibit exploring the Sault’s industrial heritage for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

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