Wise Practices: Exploring Indigenous Economic Justice and Self-Determination
Published: September 2021© 2021
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 384 Pages
Illustrations: 1 figure, 2 b&W tables
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
384 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.85 in, 1 figure, 2 b&W tables
Indigenous peoples in Canada are striving for greater economic prosperity and political self-determination. Investigating specific legal, economic, and political practices, and including research from interviews with Indigenous political and business leaders, this collection seeks to provide insights grounded in lived experience. Covering such critical topics as economic justice and self-determination, and the barriers faced in pursuing each, Wise Practices sets out to understand the issues not in terms of sweeping empirical findings but through particular experiences of individuals and communities. The choice to focus on specific practices of law and governance is a conscious rejection of idealized theorizing about law and governance and represents an important step beyond the existing scholarship.
This volume offers readers a broad scope of perspectives, incorporating contemporary thought on Indigenous law and legal orders, the impact of state law on Indigenous peoples, theories and practices of economic development, and grounded practices of governances. While the authors address a range of topics, each does so in a way that sheds light on how Indigenous practices of law and governance support the social and economic development of Indigenous peoples.
Part 1: Facilitating and Framing Wise Practices
1. Indigenous Economic Justice and Self-Determination: Wise Practices In Indigenous Law, Governance, And Leadership
2. A Wise Practices Approach to Indigenous Law, Governance And Leadership: Resistance Against The Imposition Of Law
3. Wise Practices: Toward A Paradigm of Indigenous Applied Community Economic Development Research And Facilitation
Part 2: The State of the Law
4. Economic Justice in Practice
5. Of Spectrums and Foundations: An Investigation into The Limitations Of Aboriginal Rights.
6. The State Of Canadian Law on Representation and Standing In Aboriginal Rights And Title Litigation
7. Miyo Pimâtisiwin And The Politics Of Ignorance: Advancing Indigenous ‘Good Living’ Through Dismantling Our Mediated Relations
Part 3: Alternative in Practice
8. Accepting Responsibility For Your Nationhood Is Worthwhile For Any Nation On Earth, Not Just Indigenous People.
9. Wise Practices in Indigenous Economic Development & Environmental Protection
10. Looking Inward, Looking Outward: Finding Solutions in Indigenous and International Law
11. Victory through Honour: Bridging Canadian Intellectual Property Laws and Kwakwaka’wakw Cultural Property Laws
"This collection of essays is an impressive and necessary treasure that links Indigenous peoples’ self-determination with wise economic practices, which generates desired and sanctified relationships and decolonizes barriers and tensions."Sa’ke’j Henderson, Research Fellow, Indigenous Law Centre, University of Saskatchewan
"Wise Practices is a timely and comprehensive collection of essays by a group of talented and visionary scholars. This book tackles one of the most important constitutional issues of our time – the scope and meaning of Indigenous self-government. A must-read for anyone interested in realizing the promise of Indigenous–non-Indigenous reconciliation in Canada."Nicole C. O’Byrne, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, and Past-President of the Canadian Law and Society Association