Publisher: UBC Press (January 28, 2011)
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In 1899, the Canadian executive carried out a coverage to replaceMi'kmaw chief choice and different political practices with thetriennial procedure, a Euro-Canadian procedure of democratic band councilelections. officers in Ottawa assumed the federally mandated andsupervised approach might redefine Mi'kmaw politics. They werewrong.Drawing on studies and correspondence of the dep. of IndianAffairs, Martha partitions information the wealthy lifetime of Mi'kmaw politicsbetween 1899 and 1951. She indicates that many Mi'kmaw communitiesrejected, overlooked, or amended federal electoral laws. Thosecommunities that did settle for triennial elections did so sporadically-- no longer in acquiescence to Ottawa's assimilative undertaking, butto meet particular group wishes and ambitions. This compelling and nuancedstudy complicates understandings of country energy via exhibiting that theMi'kmaw didn't succumb to imposed political versions yet ratherretained political practices that uncommon them from theirEuro-Canadian neighbours.This well timed publication deals aid for Aboriginal claims at a time whenAboriginal peoples and governments throughout Canada try to cometo phrases with the problem of self-governance. it is going to not just charm tohistorians of the Maritimes and Aboriginal-state kin in Canadabut additionally to scholars and students of local stories, political science,and legislation.