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Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty

An Anishnabe Understanding of Treaty One

March 13, 2013 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781895830644
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Winner of the 2014 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book and the Margaret McWilliams Award for Scholarly History.

The author relates the negotiations leading to the signing of Treaty One and argues that to truly understand the treaties with First Nations it is essential to understand First Nations perspective of treaties. This perspective is informed by First Nations law, in the case of Treaty One the Anishinabe inaakonigewin, passed from generation to generation and related to kinship and land. The author provides examples of how that law shaped Treaty One negotiations. This title is related to our titles Two Families, Cree Narrative Memory, and Negotiating the Numbered Treaties.

Aimée Craft is an indigenous lawyer from Manitoba. She has recently completed her LLM at the University of Victoria.

About this Author

Aimée Craft, B.A. (L.-Ph.) (University of Manitoba), LL.B. (University of Ottawa), LL.M. (University of Victoria), is an Indigenous lawyer from Manitoba. She recently completed an interdisciplinary Masters in Law and Society at the University of Victoria. Her thesis is entitled Breathing Life Into the Stone Fort Treaty and focuses on understanding and interpreting treaties from an Anishinabe inaakonigewin (legal) perspective.

In her legal practice at the Public Interest Law Centre, she has worked with many Indigenous peoples on land, resources, consultation, human rights, and governance issues. She is chair of the Aboriginal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and was appointed to the Speaker's Bureau of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Indigenous Peoples and Governance Graduate Research Scholarship.

Her pro bono work includes participation in the development of Federal Court Practice Guidelines for Aboriginal Law Matters, including Oral History and Elders Evidence. She is a sessional lecturer and research affiliate at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, and has lectured at other universities and presented at conferences in the areas of consultation and accommodation, treaties, Indigenous laws, language rights, and Aboriginal and treaty rights. In 2009, she successfully argued on behalf of language rights advocates in the first entirely French hearing at the Manitoba Court of Appeal.

Aimée is proud of her ancestors, their legacy, and the teachings they have gifted to her and others. She is especially thankful for her family -- immediate and extended -- and for the land she belongs to.

ISBN: 9781895830644
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 160
Publisher: UBC Press
Published: 2013-03-13

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