The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties

The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties

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Edited by John Borrows and Michael Coyle
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2017
World Rights
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The relationship between Canada’s Indigenous peoples and the Canadian government is one that has increasingly come to the fore. Numerous tragic incidents and a legacy of historical negligence combined with more vehement calls for action is forcing a reconsideration of the relationship between the federal government and Indigenous nations.

In The Right Relationship, John Borrows and Michael Coyle bring together a group of renowned scholars, both indigenous and non-indigenous, to cast light on the magnitude of the challenges Canadians face in seeking a consensus on the nature of treaty partnership in the twenty-first century. The diverse perspectives offered in this volume examine how Indigenous people’s own legal and policy frameworks can be used to develop healthier attitudes between First Peoples and settler governments in Canada. While considering the existing law of Aboriginal and treaty rights, the contributors imagine what these relationships might look like if those involved pursued our highest aspirations as Canadians and Indigenous peoples. This timely and authoritative volume provides answers that will help pave the way toward good governance for all.

John Borrows is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and is the winner of both the Canadian Political Science Association’s Donald Smiley Prize (for Recovering Canada) and the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize (for Canada’s Indigenous Constitution).


Michael Coyle is an associate professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Law at Western University. He has over twenty-five years of experience in mediating disputes between the Crown and First Nations.

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Introduction

PART I. TREATY REMEDIES – HOW SHOULD HISTORY SHAPE THE LAW?

Canada’s Colonial Constitution
JOHN BORROWS

As Long as the Sun Shines: Recognizing that Treaties were Intended to Last
MICHAEL COYLE

Indigenous Rights Litigation, Legal History, and yhe Role of Experts
KENT MCNEIL

Bargains Made in Bad Times: How Principles from Modern Treaties can Reinvigorate Historic Treaties
JULIE JAI

Who Calls the Shots? Balancing Individual and Collective Interests in The Assertion of Aboriginal and Treaty Harvesting Rights
FRANCESCA ALLODI-ROSS

Negotiating Self-Government Over & Over & Over Again: Interpreting Contemporary Treaties
SARI GRABEN & MATTHEW MEHAFFY

PART II. THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS LEGAL ORDERS: TREATY RIGHTS OR RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS?

Rights and Remedies Within Common Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions: Can the Covenant Chain be Judicially Enforced Today?
MARK D. WALTERS

What is a Treaty? On Contract and Mutual Aid
AARON MILLS

Changing the Treaty Question: Remedying the Right(S) Relationship
HEIDI KIIWETINEPINESIIK STARK

(Re)Defining "Good Faith" Through Snuw’uyulh
SARAH MORALES

PART III. "FITTING THE FORUM TO THE FUSS" – RE-EXAMINING THE FORUMS IN WHICH TREATY DISPUTES ARE ADDRESSED

A Treaty in Another Context: Creating Reimagined Treaty Relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand
JACINTA RURU

Nanabush, Lon Fuller and Historical Treaties: The Potentialities and Limits of Adjudication
JEAN LECLAIR

Treaties and The Emancipatory Potential of International Law
SARA L. SECK

"The Right Relationship, goes well beyond a capsule summary of the issues related to the interpretation and implementation of historical treaties. This wide-reaching collection of essays represents leading-edge scholarship on the central issue of how we, in modern Canada, can give life and voice to historical treaties in a manner that can be justified by law, philosophy, and moral reasoning. This volume is a serious contribution to the study of Indigenous–settler relations."

Douglas Sanderson, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto