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The Resource The land is our history : Indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson

The land is our history : Indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson

Label
The land is our history : Indigeneity, law, and the settler state
Title
The land is our history
Title remainder
Indigeneity, law, and the settler state
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Land Is Our History tells the story of indigenous legal activism at a critical political and cultural juncture in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. In the late 1960s, indigenous activists protested assimilation policies and the usurpation of their lands as a new mining boom took off, radically threatening their collective identities. Often excluded from legal recourse in the past, indigenous leaders took their claims to court with remarkable results: for the first time, their distinctive histories were admitted as evidence of their rights. Miranda Johnson examines how indigenous peoples advocated for themselves in courts and commissions of inquiry between the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, chronicling an extraordinary and overlooked history in which virtually disenfranchised peoples forced powerful settler democracies to reckon with their demands. Based on extensive archival research and interviews with leading participants, The Land Is Our History brings to the fore complex and rich discussions among activists, lawyers, anthropologists, judges, and others in the context of legal cases in far-flung communities dealing with rights, history, and identity. The effects of these debates were unexpectedly wide-ranging. By asserting that they were the first peoples of the land, indigenous leaders compelled the powerful settler states that surrounded them to negotiate their rights and status. Fracturing national myths and making new stories of origin necessary, indigenous peoples' claims challenged settler societies to rethink their sense of belonging"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Miranda
Dewey number
342.0872
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marika, Roy
  • Northern Territory
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indians of North America
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Canada
Label
The land is our history : Indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography pages [203]-222
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A fragile truce -- Citizens plus : new indigenous activism in Australia and Canada -- Australia's first, first people -- Frontier justice and self dertermination in Canada's north -- Commissions of inquiry and the idea of a new social contract -- Making a "partnership between races" : Maori activism and the Treaty of Waitangi -- The Pacific way -- Epilogue: Truce undone
Control code
000057252111
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780190600020
Lccn
2016010046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
YBP12990706
Other physical details
maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946031970
Label
The land is our history : Indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography pages [203]-222
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A fragile truce -- Citizens plus : new indigenous activism in Australia and Canada -- Australia's first, first people -- Frontier justice and self dertermination in Canada's north -- Commissions of inquiry and the idea of a new social contract -- Making a "partnership between races" : Maori activism and the Treaty of Waitangi -- The Pacific way -- Epilogue: Truce undone
Control code
000057252111
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780190600020
Lccn
2016010046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
YBP12990706
Other physical details
maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946031970

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