By Paul Tennant
This booklet provides the 1st accomplished therapy of the land query in British Columbia and is the 1st to envision the trendy political background of British Columbia Indians. It covers the land query from its very beginnings and offers precise consciousness to the newest courtroom judgements, executive regulations, land declare advancements, and Indian protest blockades. Aboriginal claims stay a arguable yet little understood factor in modern Canada. British Columbia has been, and continues to be, the atmosphere for the main extreme and protracted calls for by way of local humans, and likewise for the most powerful and so much constant competition to local claims by means of governments and the non-aboriginal public. Land has been the basic query; the Indians have claimed carrying on with possession whereas the province has steadfastly denied the prospect. delivering a brand new interpretation of Governor James Douglas, Paul Tennant perspectives him as much less beneficiant to the Indians than have such a lot different historians and demonstrates how Douglas used to be principally liable for the long run process the land query. unlike what many non-Indians are assuming, the Indians of British Columbia all started their land claims firstly of white payment and persisted regardless of the large efforts of missionaries and executive officers to suppress Indian tradition, and regardless of Parliament's outlawing of claim-related actions. The Indians emerge during this ebook as political innovators who maintained their id and beliefs and who at the present time have extra energy and team spirit than ever ahead of. the writer has performed vast interviews with many Indian leaders and has tested the interior workings of presidency businesses and Indian political enterprises. whereas sympathetic to local claims, he focuses as a lot on mess ups and deficiencies as on strengths and successes. "Paul Tennant is an affiliate Professor within the division of Political technological know-how on the collage of British Columbia.". This booklet is meant for.
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32 The corollary is thé assumption that thé first déniai of Indian title occurred not under Douglas but after his retirement. An examination of thé actual policies pursued by Douglas in both colonies, but especially on thé Mainland, points thé way to a différent interprétation and provides an essential perspective upon future beliefs and actions of both Indians and governments in British Columbia. CHAPTER THREE The Douglas "System": Reserves, Pre-Emptions, and Assimilation There remains about James Douglas a major puzzle.
G. Cox, one of thé principal surveyors in thé interior. Moody added, however: I would, at thé same time, beg of you to be particular in scrutinizing thé claims of thé Indians, as I hâve every reason to believe that others (white persons) [sic] hâve, in some instances, influenced thé natives in asserting claims which they would not otherwise hâve made, thé object of such persons being prospective personal advantages previously covertly arranged with thé Indians. , as they may be pointed out to you by thé Indians themselves, subject, however, to thé décisions of thé District Magistrale as to thé extent of thé land so claimed by them .
Moody added, however: I would, at thé same time, beg of you to be particular in scrutinizing thé claims of thé Indians, as I hâve every reason to believe that others (white persons) [sic] hâve, in some instances, influenced thé natives in asserting claims which they would not otherwise hâve made, thé object of such persons being prospective personal advantages previously covertly arranged with thé Indians. , as they may be pointed out to you by thé Indians themselves, subject, however, to thé décisions of thé District Magistrale as to thé extent of thé land so claimed by them .
Aboriginal Peoples and Politics: The Indian Land Question in British Columbia, 1849-1989 by Paul Tennant