"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.
"Produced by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Project North)".
"You have in your hands an introduction to the Canadian churches' work on Aboriginal issues. This booklet was compiled for you by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC). 1995 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (formerly Project North). Project North was born in 1975 after Aboriginal leaders called the national churches to do more than pass resolutions and issue statements on Aboriginal issues". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Lorraine Land, National Co-Chair, Aboriginal Rights Coalition (Project North) -- Theological Preface / Menno Wiebe, Mennonite Central Committee, Canada -- History of Contact between Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers in the Country Now Called Canada -- The Untied Church of Canada Apology to Native Congregations -- A New Covenant: Towards the Constitutional Recognition and Protection of Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: A Pastoral Statement by the Leaders of the Christian Churches on Aboriginal Rights and the Canadian Constitution: February 5, 1987 -- Key Issues -- A Selective Resource List: Churches and First Nations -- Resources on Aboriginal Land Rights and Self-Determination -- Aboriginal Rights Coalition Network Groups -- Notes [blank pages headed "Notes"] -- What is ARC ?