The Final Agreement of Canada's Nisga'a Treaty is a major milestone in the history of aboriginal and government negotiations. This ground-breaking treaty recognizes the right of the Nisga'a people to
The Final Agreement of Canada's Nisga'a Treaty is a major milestone in the history of aboriginal and government negotiations. This ground-breaking treaty recognizes the right of the Nisga'a people to live where they have always lived, and to own and control the land they live on. The World Is Our Witness traces the history of the Nisga'a and their claim, details the elements of the treaty, and offers an analysis of the characters, political intrigue, and opposition to this historic deal. It provides an essential foundation for understanding the future of Native American land claims and battles for recognition.
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For many years Tom Molloy has been extensively involved in Aboriginal land claims as Chief Negotiator for the Government of Canada. He currently holds the position of Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996.
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"This is an important book on an issue that is crucial to all Canadians."
— Alberta Views
"Fascinating. . . Molloy's book is a rarity: a story of negotiations and reconciliation."
— The Toronto Star
"The World is Our Witness is a story told with simple eloquence and refreshing candour. It is characterized by care for accuracy, modest understatement, sage observation and passion for equality and justice."
— Prairie Messenger
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"Two of the most important accomplishments of Canadians over the last quarter century—and perhaps longer—have been the creation of Nunavut and the completion of the Nisga'a treaty."
— John Ralston Saul
"The Nisga'a treaty proves, beyond all doubt, that negotiations—not lawsuits, not roadblocks, not violence—are the most effective, most honourable way to resolve aboriginal issues in this country."
— Joe Gosnell former president of Nisga'a Lisims Government
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Winner of the Brenda Macdonald Riches First Book Award
and the University of Saskatchewan Non-fiction Award