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A Federation within a Federation? Lecture by Jerald Sabin

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00 am
Social Science Centre (SSC)
Room: 9420
Jerald Sabin, Federations within a Federation

A Federation within a Federation? Reconciling Indigenous and Westminster Parliamentary Government in Canada's North

Presented by the Department of Political Science

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
SSC 9420 at 10:00 am

Jerald Sabin, PhD

Northern Canada is on the leading edge of political, constitutional, and administrative changes that are fundamentally remaking the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the liberal democratic state. Public territorial and Indigenous governments are using institutions of executive, fiscal, and regulatory federalism to mediate and regularize their intergovernmental relations. This paper argues that two “federations within a federation” are emerging in the Northwest Territories and Yukon – an innovative model that reflects both Canada’s federal traditions and processes of reconciliation.

Dr. Jerald Sabin joined the Department of Political Science as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in May 2017. He is working with Dr. Chris Alcantara on reconciling liberal democratic practice with systems of Indigenous government in Northern Canada.

Department of Political Science
Christopher Alcantara
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