Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Clem Chartier

INTRODUCTION: Rights, Identity, Jurisdiction, and Governance: Current Issues in Métis–Government Relations

Chapter 1: Ethnohistory and the Development of Native Law in Canada: Advancing Aboriginal Rights or Re-inscribing Colonialism?
Arthur J. Ray

Chapter 2: Defining the Métis of Canada: A Principled Approach to Crown–Aboriginal Relations
Paul L. A. H. Chartrand

Chapter 3: Federal and Provincial Crown Obligations to the Métis
Jean Teillet

Chapter 4: Beyond Space and Time — A Purposive Examination of Section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867
Charlotte A. Bell

Chapter 5: Are the Métis in Section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867? An Issue Caught in a Time-Warp
Bradford W. Morse

Chapter 6: Differences between the Métis Nation and the Crown: An Agenda for Law Reform
Mark L’Hirondelle Stevenson

Chapter 7: “Neither Fish nor Indians”: Pursuing Crown–Métis Relations through Historical Evidence Concerning Policies and the Constitution Act, 1930
Frank J. Tough

Chapter 8: Métis Interjurisdictional Immunity: A Third Way to Protect Métis Constitutional Rights?
Dale Gibson

Chapter 9: Fiddling with Head 91(24): Métis Interjurisdictional Immunity
Albert C. Peeling

Chapter 10: Interjurisdictional Immunity and Métis Aboriginal Rights: A Provincial Perspective
P. Mitch McAdam

Chapter 11: The Métis and the Doctrine of Interjurisdictional Immunity: A Commentary
Kent McNeil

Chapter 12:Métis Nation’s Self-Government Agenda: Issues and Options for the Future
Jason Madden

Chapter 13: Métis Self-Government: Reflections on the Way Forward
Fred Caron

Chapter 14: The Aboriginal Justice Inquiry – Child Welfare Initiative: Creating the Métis Child and Family Services Authority
Harvey Bostrom, Alison Rogan, and Richard Asselin

Chapter 15: Government on the Métis Settlements: Foundations and Future Directions
Catherine Bell and Harold Robinson
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