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Who Gets to Say What Happened? Reconciliation Issues for the Gitxsan.

Napoleon, Val
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) In Catherine Bell and David Kahane, eds, Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Pp. 176-195.

The purpose of this chapter is to review the several ways that reconciliation has been defined and applied, and to explore some of the reconciliation issues facing the Git¬xsan nation. I provide a brief background and description of the Git¬xsan negotiation process for lands and resources and human services, a cursory exploration and critique of how reconciliation has been defined and applied in four different contexts, a description of reconciliation issues from a Git¬xsan perspective, and preliminary recommendations for future action for the Git¬xsan and the Canadian state as represented by the provincial and federal governments. (excerpt)


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