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First Nations Sacred Sites in Canada's Courts free pdf The sacred sites of indigenous people are under increasing threat worldwide. The threat's origin is traceable to state appropriation of control over their ancestral territories- its increase is fuelled by insatiable demands on lands, waters, and natural resources. Because their sacred sites spiritually anchor their relationship with their lands, and because their relationship with their lands is at the core of their identities, threats to their sacred sites are effectively threats to indigenous peoples themselves. In recent decades, First Nations people of Canada, like other indigenous people, have faced hard choices. Sometimes, they have foregone public defence of their threatened sacred sites in order to avoid compounding disrespect and to grieve in private over the desecration and even destruction. Other times, they have mounted public protests - ranging from public information campaigns to on-the-ground resistance, the latter having occurred famously at Oka, Ipperwash, and Gustafsen Lake. Of late, they have also taken their fight to the courts. "First Nations Sacred Sites in Canada's Courts" is the first work to examine how Canada's courts have responded. Informed by elements of a general theory of sacred sites and supported by a thorough analysis of nearly a dozen cases, the book demonstrates not merely that the courts have failed but also why they have failed to treat First Nations sacred sites fairly. The book does not, however, end on a wholly critical note. It goes on to suggest practical ways in which courts can improve on their treatment of First Nations sacred sites and, finally, to reflect that Canada too has something profound at stake in the struggle of First Nations people for their sacred sites.

About Michael Lee Ross

Michael Lee Ross has a law degree from the University of British Columbia. He is an Articled Student with Hutchins Grant and Associates in Vancouver and is completing a PhD in philosophy at the University of Toronto.

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Author : Michael Lee Ross
Publisher : University of British Columbia Press
Data Published : 15 January 2006
ISBN : 0774811307
EAN : 9780774811309
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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