Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights: In Defense of Indigenous Struggles

Category: Book
By (author): Kulchyski, Peter
Series: Semaphore
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Arbeiter Ring Publishing
Published: May 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00in x 5.00in x 0.37in
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From The Publisher*

Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. So argues Peter Kulchyski in this provocative book from the front lines of indigenous people's struggles to defend their culture from the ongoing conquest of their traditional lands. Kulchyski shows that some differences are more different than others, and he draws a border between bush culture and mall culture, between indigenous people's mode of production and the totalizing push of state-led capitalism.

Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights provides much needed conceptual and historical analysis of aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada, and offers concrete suggestions to transform the current policy paradigm into one that supports and invigorates indigenous cultures in a contemporary context.