ERIC Number: ED174372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
We Are the New Nation (Nous Sommes La Nouvelle Nation). The Metis and National Native Policy.
Daniels, Harry W.
A compilation of six policy statements, the booklet is intended to draw attention to the suppression of the rights of indigenous peoples (specifically, the Canadian Metis) by an inflexible federalist system of government, misguided national policies, and land claim settlements such as the 1978 COPE settlement. It is also intended to propose constructive alternatives to the destruction of Canadian native "collectivities". The documents include previously issued position papers, parliamentary and conference presentations, and responses to the COPE settlements, all of which formed the basis of 1978 discussions between the Canadian government and the Native Council of Canada (NCC), representing nearly one million Metis and Non-Status Indians. Written by Harry W. Daniels, president of NCC, the papers address: federalism, the myth of two founding peoples in Canada, the Metis Nation and its role in Canadian history, the James Bay Agreement, the COPE settlement, rights of indigenous peoples, and multiculturalism and the Metis. A French version is planned. (SB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Native Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).