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category: Political Science
published: Jan 1990
ISBN:9780774803694
publisher: UBC Press

Aboriginal Peoples and Politics

The Indian Land Question in British Columbia, 1849-1989

by Paul Tennant

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Aboriginal claims remain a controversial but little understood issue in contemporary Canada. British Columbia has been, and remains, the setting for the most intense and persistent demands by Native people, and also for the strongest and most consistent opposition to Native claims by governments and the non-aboriginal public. Land has been the essential question; the Indians have claimed continuing ownership while the province has steadfastly denied the possibility.

About the Author

Paul Tennant

Contributor Notes

Paul Tennant is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and the winner of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal, The BC Historical Federation Writing Competition (1991) and the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, BC Book Prizes, non-fiction (1991).

Editorial Reviews

Paul Tennant's history of native politics and the land claims issue in British Columbia is both topical and inclusive. Political science and native studies students, as well as those simply seeking an explanation of the B.C. government's position on native land claims, will find something of value in this book.

— The Edmonton Journal

Paul Tennant's book should be required reading for Premier Bill Vander Zalm. Tennant offers an impressive overview of Indian political activity in this century ... tremendously timely final chapter.

— The Province

An excellent new book that is required reading on B.C. land claims.

— The Financial Post
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