Volume 24.1 (2019)

The Review is a subscriber-based print journal. Articles are available through HeinOnline and EBSCO.

Special Issue: Treaty Federalism

Co-Editors: Joshua Nichols, University of Alberta & Amy Swiffen, Concordia University

The implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) off ers 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