Whose North? Political Change, Political Development, and Self-Government in the Northwest Territories

Whose North? Political Change, Political Development, and Self-Government in the Northwest Territories

Whose North? Political Change, Political Development, and Self-Government in the Northwest Territories

Whose North? Political Change, Political Development, and Self-Government in the Northwest Territories

Synopsis

Residents of the Northwest Territories today face a number of difficult political issues: land claims, division of the territories, constitutional development, self-government, an accord for sharing resource revenues, and the establishment of their place within the Canadian federation. Whose North? provides the context for a better understanding of these issues and traces the evolution of an innovative, increasingly indigenous, governmental process. Today, eighteen of the twenty-four legislators are Native and the non-partisan, consensus style of government is unique in Canada.
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