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Aboriginal peoples and electoral reform in Canada /
Robert A. Milen, editor.
imprint
Toronto : Published by Dundurn Press Limited in cooperation with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing and Canada Communication Group-Publishing, Supply and Services Canada, c1991.
description
xviii, 196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1550021052
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imprint
Toronto : Published by Dundurn Press Limited in cooperation with the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing and Canada Communication Group-Publishing, Supply and Services Canada, c1991.
isbn
1550021052
general note
Issued also in French under title: Les Peuples autochtones et la réforme électorale au Canada.
catalogue key
3079393
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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"Worthwhile readings for courses that focus on political parties and elections, Canadian politics and Native politics."
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This volume features differing views of past, present, and possible future roles for Aboriginal people in the Canadian political and electoral system. The studies address the issues facing Aboriginal people and the efforts to increase their involvement in the federal electoral system.Robert Milen examines the development of Aboriginal political consciousness since the 1970s, with attention to recent constitutional and electoral initiatives and aspirations.Augie Fleras' study considers the New Zealand system of guaranteed representation for the Maori and suggests how Canada miht follow this example.Valerie Alia studies how the media deal with Aboriginal issues, basing her recommendations on interviews with Aboriginal people who offered her their views.Roger Gibbins critiques the idea of guaranteed Aboriginal representation in the House of Commons.
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This volume features differing views of past, present, and possible future roles for Aboriginal people in the Canadian political and electoral system. The studies address the issues facing Aboriginal people and the efforts to increase their involvement in the federal electoral system.Robert Milen examines the development of Aboriginal political consciousness since the 1970s, with attention to recent constitutional and electoral initiatives and aspirations.Augie Fleras' study considers the New Zealand system of guaranteed representation for the Maori and suggests how Canada might follow this example.Valerie Alia studies how the media deal with Aboriginal issues, basing her recommendations on interviews with Aboriginal people who offered her their views.Roger Gibbins critiques the idea of guaranteed Aboriginal representation in the House of Commons.
Main Description
This volume features differing views of past, present, and possible future roles for Aboriginal people in the Canadian political and electoral system. The studies address the issues facing Aboriginal people and the efforts to increase their involvement in the federal electoral system. Robert Milen examines the development of Aboriginal political consciousness since the 1970s, with attention to recent constitutional and electoral initiatives and aspirations. Augie Fleras' study considers the New Zealand system of guaranteed representation for the Maori and suggests how Canada might follow this example. Valerie Alia studies how the media deal with Aboriginal issues, basing her recommendations on interviews with Aboriginal people who offered her their views. Roger Gibbins critiques the idea of guaranteed Aboriginal representation in the House of Commons.

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