"Editing and Indexing by Patricia Sherlock". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC) is presenting this collection of essays as the latest in a series of public education projects it has undertaken since the release of the final report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) in 1996. This book was conceived of as a much-needed review of the government of Canada's response to the Royal Commission. In embarking on this project ARC asked the contributors to consider several related issues: What has the federal government's response been to the report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples ? Has the government's response been adequate ? Has the response been made in the spirit and intent of the Royal Commission's challenge to Canadians to build a new relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples based on mutual recognition, respect, sharing and responsibility ?' -- Preface.
Contents divided into three main parts: Part One: Exploring Perspectives on the Federal Government's Response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples -- Part Two: Departures -- Part Three: The International Dimension.
Contents: Editor's Note -- Preface / Patricia Sherlock, Editor -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Renewing the Relationship : A Perspective on the Impact of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples / Marlene Brant Castellano -- Canada's Response to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples / Carol McBride -- Gathering Strength : The Government of Canada's Response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples / Bradford W. Morse and Tanya M. Kozak -- The Federal Government's Response to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples / Stewart Phillip -- Gathering Dust or Gathering Strength : What Should Canada Do with the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples ? / Lorraine Y. Land -- RCAP's Big Blind Spots / Anthony Hall -- Treaty Making and its Potential for Conflict Resolution between Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State / Sharon H. Venne -- The Secwepemc People "Go International" / Arthur Manuel -- Introduction to the Submission of the Grand Council of the Crees (Quebec) to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights / Grand Council of the Crees (Quebec) -- A Human Rights "Report Card" : Canada's Treatment of Indigenous Peoples / Ann Pohl -- Epilogue / Ed Bianchi -- About the Authors -- About the Aboriginal Rights Coalition -- Index.
"Written and edited by Ed Bianchi, Maura Hanrahan, Jennifer Henry, Shannon Neufeldt, and Chuck Wright". p. iv.
"The article, 'Understanding Treaty as Covenant', was graciously provided by Stan McKay". -- p. iv.
"'In Peace and Friendship' is a response to those who faith or conscience compels them to understand more deeply the struggles of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It provides an opportunity, particularly for non-Aboriginal people, to open themselves to a new perspective by exploring a relationship with the original inhabitants of this land that recognizes their unique nationhood. .... [It] is an educational resource for groups of youth or adults, within a congregation, a regional church body or as an open community event. There are five sessions. This resource could be used as a series of weekly workshops for a local group or linked together for a 2-day conference or retreat. The first and fifth sessions assume a Christian perspective". -- p. i.
Contents: [Prefatory Material i.e.] Purpose -- Uses -- Facilitators -- Format -- Before You Begin -- Terminology -- Table of Contents -- A New Relationship: Contextual Article -- Session 1: Renewing the Covenant -- Faithful to God's Covenant: Theological Reflection -- Session 2: Nation to Nation -- A Continent of Nations: Background Article -- Session 3: Collective Rights -- In Common: Background Article -- Session 4: A Case in Point -- Reclaiming Land in Caledonia: Background Article -- Session 5: Churches in Solidarity ? -- The Churches' Role in Recognizing Aboriginal Rights: Background Article.
"To meet the need for public education on Native issues, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition has produced `So Long as the Sun Rises and the River Flows'. This multi-faceted education, resource and action kit continues ARC's two-decade tradition of creating and implementing innovative and effective public education and political action campaigns. By drawing generously on the Royal Commission's Report, the kit helps users learn more about the issues confronting Aboriginal peoples in our contemporary Canadian context. This kit is designed to be adapted to various learning environments and situations".
Contents:  Introduction --  Aboriginal / Government / Activist Organizations Contact List -- [3-9] Seven Fact Sheets] --  Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Project North) brochure --  Photocopy of booklet re Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples --  Land and Treaty Rights Workshop Booklet / Suzanne Doerge --  Land Rights Struggles Handouts --  Storybook : Voices from First Nations --  Worship Resources Booklet - [16-19] 4 maps -  Order form.
Seven Fact Sheets:  Fact Sheet 1: Land Rights --  Fact Sheet 2: Treaty Issues --  Fact Sheet 3: Resources --  Fact Sheet 4: Backlash Against Aboriginal Rights and Claims --  Fact Sheet 5: Racism --  Fact Sheet 6: The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples --  Fact Sheet 7: Teaching Native Studies : Reform of Mainstream Curricula.
Four Maps:  Aboriginal Lands Today --  Figure 6.1 Historical Indian Treaties --  Figure 2.1 Tribal and Linguistic Distribution in and near Canada at time of contact --  Indians and Inuit of Canada.