Special Issue: Treaty Federalism

Co-Editors: Joshua Nichols & Amy Swiffen
The implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) offers a way to re-imagine what Indigenous self-determination and reconciliation might mean in Canada and elsewhere. It makes it possible to speak of Indigenous peoples as nations within a multinational democratic federation, rather than minority populations within a state. The papers in this issue, which were delivered at a Workshop held at the University of Alberta in May 2019, explore ‘treaty federalism’ which is a re-imagining of what we understand as sovereignty and the foundation of the Canadian state.

Table of Contents

• UNDRIP, Treaty Federalism, and Self-Determination
   Michael Asch

• UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Treaty Federalism in Canada
   James [Sa’ke’j] Youngblood Henderson

• Indigenous Peoples and Interstitial Federalism in Canada
   Robert Hamilton

• Constitutional Reconciliation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
   Amy Swiffen

• Legal Pluralism and Caron v Alberta: A Canadian Case Study in Constitutional Interpretation
   Ryan Beaton

Book Reviews
• John Borrows, Larry Chartrand, Oonagh E. Fitzgerald, and Risa Schwartz, eds, Braiding
   Legal Orders: Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
   Peoples, (Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), 2019)
   Nigel Bankes 

• John Borrows, Law’s Indigenous Ethics, (University of Toronto Press, April 2019)
   Ferdinand Gemoh

The Review is a subscriber-based print journal. Articles are available through HeinOnline and EBSCO. They will be available in open access on this website as of December 2020 – one year from date of publication.