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By law or in justice : the Indian Specific Claims Commission and the struggle for indigenous justice

Author: Jane Dickson
Publisher: Vancouver : Purich Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Indian Specific Claims Commission (ISCC) was formed in 1991 in response to the Oka crisis. Its purpose was to resolve claims arising from promises made to Indigenous nations in treaties, in the federal Indian Act, as well as within other Crown obligations. This book traces the history of Indigenous claims and the work of the ICC. An insider's account, written by longstanding ICC Commissioner Jane Dickson, it  Read more...
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Dickson, Jane.
By law or in justice.
Vancouver, BC : Purich Books, [2018]
(OCoLC)1030304317
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Dickson
ISBN: 9780774880053 0774880058 9780774880060 0774880066
OCLC Number: 1029851233
Description: vi, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Specific claims in Canada : a brief history and policy roadmap --
Dependent on the good will of the sovereign : background to the Indian Specific Claims Commission --
The Indian Specific Claims Commission : second sober thought --
Challenges to the process : applications for inquiries and constructive rejections --
Mohammed to the mountain : planning conferences, community sessions, and integrity of the process --
By law or in justice : legal arguments, panel deliberations, and the murky waters of the mediation unit --
Beyond lawful obligation : the closure of the ICC and the rise of the Specific Claims Tribunal --
The legacy of the ICC and lessons for the future of specific claims.
Responsibility: Jane Dickson.

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This insider's account of the work of the Indian Specific Claims Commission takes an unflinching look at the development and implementation of Indigenous claims policy from 1991 to 2009.  Read more...

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