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The Resource The land is our history : indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson

The land is our history : indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson

Label
The land is our history : indigeneity, law, and the settler state
Title
The land is our history
Title remainder
indigeneity, law, and the settler state
Statement of responsibility
Miranda Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Land Is Our History tells the story of indigenous legal activism at a critical political and cultural juncture in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. In the late 1960s, indigenous activists protested assimilation policies and the usurpation of their lands as a new mining boom took off, radically threatening their collective identities. Often excluded from legal recourse in the past, indigenous leaders took their claims to court with remarkable results: for the first time, their distinctive histories were admitted as evidence of their rights. Miranda Johnson examines how indigenous peoples advocated for themselves in courts and commissions of inquiry between the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, chronicling an extraordinary and overlooked history in which virtually disenfranchised peoples forced powerful settler democracies to reckon with their demands. Based on extensive archival research and interviews with leading participants, The Land Is Our History brings to the fore complex and rich discussions among activists, lawyers, anthropologists, judges, and others in the context of legal cases in far-flung communities dealing with rights, history, and identity. The effects of these debates were unexpectedly wide-ranging. By asserting that they were the first peoples of the land, indigenous leaders compelled the powerful settler states that surrounded them to negotiate their rights and status. Fracturing national myths and making new stories of origin necessary, indigenous peoples' claims challenged settler societies to rethink their sense of belonging"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Miranda C. L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indians of North America
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indians of North America
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Canada
Label
The land is our history : indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780190600068
Lccn
2016010046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)946031970
Label
The land is our history : indigeneity, law, and the settler state, Miranda Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 233 pages
Isbn
9780190600068
Lccn
2016010046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)946031970

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