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Product NameFinding Dahshaa: Self-Government, Social Suffering, And Aboriginal Policy In Canada
LanguageEnglish
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AuthorStephanie Irlbacher-Fox
Page Count216
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Published03/09/2010
Long DescriptionJust as dahshaa--a rare type of dried, rotted spruce wood--is essential to the Dene moosehide-tanning process, self-determination and the alleviation of social suffering are necessary to Indigenous survival in the Northwest Territories. Finding Dahshaa shows where self-government negotiations between Canada and the Dehcho, Délînê, and Inuvialuit and Gwich’in peoples have gone wrong and offers an alternative model for negotiations through descriptions of tanning practices that embody the principles and values of self-determination.

An informed and passionate account, with a foreword by Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus, Finding Dahshaa is the first ethnographic study of self-government negotiations
in Canada.
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