Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights Hardcover – Feb 8 2010
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I was interested in why the First Nations had such a bad reputation (poor, not wanting to work etc) but this book sheds a lot of light as to what our legal structure had enabled and hampered society in general.
While the First Nation Act had the intention to protect the First Nations against unscrupulous white bandits/traders/entrepreneurs, this has now become a major hindrance to development.
The 3 authors go through history, and case by case examine how developments have enabled an "ESCAPE" from the Indian Act in Canada, a lot quite recently ( 1990-2005).
There have been incremental steps, allowing certainty of ownership, transfer of land, and then raising property tax, that lead to an improved investment climate, resulting in the case of the Westbank First Nations property value going from 15'000$/acer in 1991 to over a million $ in 2007.
It describes the Dawas Act in the US which was a big failure (1887-1934) even if one could see the logic that was applied at that time.
I was not aware of this gradual evolution, led by the first nations, taking responsibility for their own affairs, and in effect becoming proper citizens of a land which they were in before the big waves of immigrants.
It does not have a "bitter" taste or slant, or even a "militant" bias. It just want to re-establish ordinary rights, so that the "dependancy " is removed, administration is not a complex and tremendously long & drawn affair, transparency is re-established, so that they can govern their own land.
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