-CHAPTER 6: The Rise (and Fall?) of Aboriginal Self-Government, Martin Papillon The purpose of Martin Papillon’s text is to demonstrate the notion of self-government to Aboriginal people and the reality when put into practice emphasizing a gap between Canadian politics and the ideals of self-government. Papillon begins to briefly introduce the history of the Aboriginal people’s compulsory adaptation to accommodate their practises to the westernized society thus leading their self-governing society to the authority ofthe federal government. As a result, aboriginal leaders attempted to regain authority over their land and societal practices by signing treaties such as the Dene declaration in 1975, as a method to claim their rights, political and territorial control. In order to explain governance over self-governance, Papillon believes that self-government can be understood in three different perspectives. Self-government is correlated to self-administration where self-rule
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Indigenous Australians, Forms of government, Martin Papillon