ON BEING HERE TO STAY: TREATIES AND ABORIGINAL RIGHTS IN CANADA
|By Michael Asch of the Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria|
Addressing these questions has occupied anthropologist Michael Asch for nearly thirty years. In On Being Here to Stay, Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers.
Asch proposes a way forward based on respecting the “spirit and intent” of treaties negotiated at the time of Confederation, through which, he argues, First Nations and settlers can establish an ethical way for both communities to be here to stay.