The Coldwater Narrows Specific Land Claim: A Story of Colonization?

Samantha Craig-Curnow

Abstract


This article explores the political, economic, and social effects of Specific Land Claims on Indigenous communities. It uses the example of the Chippewas Tri-Council, with a focus on the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, to argue that Specific Land Claims in Canada, despite minor benefits to communities (these benefits being almost always limited to economic benefits), are ultimately part of a process created by a colonial government which contributes to continued colonization of Indigenous communities.


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