AP/INDG 2060 6.00
Treaties and the Indian Act
This course explores the nature of treaties, beginning with those negotiated between Indigenous nations, those between Indigenous peoples and European powers, and those between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state. This offering addresses the imposition of the Indian Act, the regulation of Indigenous identities, the exclusion of the Metis, and the acquisition of land. It examines current treaty practices among Indigenous peoples, deconstructs the concept of “modern treaties” when tied to Canada’s comprehensive claims process, and examines treaties as tools for self-determination.