In wondering about self-determination in general, I started looking at treaty negotiations and the laws behind that extremely complicated situation. One site I found was the BC Treaty Commission site. The BC Treaty Commission facilitates negotiations between the government(s) and the FN of BC. This site has a great timeline of treaty history beginning in 1762 with the Royal Proclamation that recognized FN title to their lands and ending with 20th Anniversary of the BC Treaty Process. They are involved in providing education for students around the treaty negotiations.
I also found this very interesting blog entry run by Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. called The Indian Act vs Self determination (http://www.ictinc.ca/Indian-Act-vs-self-determination). It discusses how the Indian Act and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are involved in issues around self-determination
Posted by Trevor Price
August 4, 2015