Collection Spotlight - Beyond Rights

Beyond Rights analyzes both the potential and the limits of treaty making as a way to address historical injustice and achieve contemporary legal recognition. It also assesses the possibilities for a distinct Indigenous citizenship in a settler state with a long history of exclusion and assimilation.

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Author Carole Blackburn is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and the author of Harvest of Souls: Jesuit Missions and Colonialism in North America, 1632–1650.

She has been researching the Nisga’a Final Agreement since 1999, conducting interviews and engaging in participant observation with treaty negotiators, politicians, bureaucrats, Nisga’a citizens, government workers, and lawyers for the province, the federal government, and the Nisga’a.

This book is available in our Prince George, Vancouver and Victoria branches and by mail for registered borrowers.