Political Scientist Receives Grant to Study Aboriginal Self-government

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Political Scientist Receives Grant to Study Aboriginal Self-government

Published on July 21 2014


Dr. Janique Dubois (POLI) recently received a rearch grant from the Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) for a case study of First Nations in Saskatchewan in about how First Nations can work together to develop self-governance arrangements.  According to Dr. Dubois, "Implementing Aboriginal peoples' right to self-government is complicated. First Nations in Canada are spread across more than 600 communities, many of which have a small land base and limited governance capacity. While there is widespread acknowledgement that First Nations must work together to develop viable governance arrangements, a key question that must first be addressed is: at what level can aggregation occur? Through a case study of First Nations in Saskatchewan, this study examines how aggregation affects the institutional and cultural viability of self-government models."  Further details about the study can be gathered from Dr. Dubois.