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Ghost Dancing with Colonialism

Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada

Some assume that Canada earned a place among postcolonial states in 1982 when it took charge of its Constitution. Yet despite the formal recognition accorded to Aboriginal and treaty rights at that time, Indigenous peoples continue to argue that they are still being colonized. Grace Woo assesses this allegation using a binary model that distinguishes colonial from postcolonial legality. She argues that two legal paradigms governed the expansion of the British Empire, one based on popular consent, the other on conquest and the power to command. Ghost Dancing with Colonialism casts explanatory light on ongoing tensions between Canada and Indigenous peoples.

About the Author

Grace Li Xiu Woo is a retired member of the LawSociety of British Columbia. She has taught in the Program of LegalStudies for Native People at the University of Saskatchewan.

Endorsements

"This book has impressive scholarly depth, and in a systematic and challenging way makes a major contribution to understanding and assessing the Supreme Court's decision-making with respect to Aboriginal peoples in the quarter century since Aboriginal and treaty rights have been formally recognized in Canada's Constitution."—Peter H. Russell, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto and author of Recognizing Aboriginal Title
UBC Press

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