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A Bibliography on Local Government in
British Columbia - Continued
Much of the academic literature about Indians in B.C. concerns land
claims. That topic is beyond the scope of this bibliography,
although sources of information about it can be found listed in the
"Sources for Further Research" section. The literature
about Native self-government in Canada centres on the question of
what self-government means, and how it would affect government
jurisdiction on Indian reserves. The issue of how band services
would be financed and administered under conditions of
self-government is also tied in with how the scope of
self-government is defined. The current state of band services has
not received as much attention in the academic literature, although
that is changing to some extent. Issues include lack of adequate
funding and cumbersome bureaucratic procedures. Another concern
which has not received a great deal of attention is the migration of
Indians from rural or small town reserves to large urban areas and
how they cope with urban life. The fact that reserves exist within
urban areas -- there are several in Greater Vancouver -- raises
other issues worthy of study. But questions such as relations
between reserves and neighbouring municipalities, as well as the
attitudes of the residents of such reserves towards economic
development, have not been explored in detail. (Again, the
limitations of this bibliography must be stressed. The focus here is
on academic literature; unpublished consultants' reports
commissioned by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development or by individual bands are generally not included.)
A. General Canadian Works
Bish, Robert L. and Frank Cassidy.
Indian Self-Government: Its Meaning and Practice. Institute
for Research and Public Policy. Forthcoming.
Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern
Development. Proposed Amendments to the Indian Act
Concerning Conditionally Surrendered Land and Band Taxation Powers.
Ottawa: Ministry of Supply and Services, 1987. Takes an initiative
of the Kamloops band as the starting point for a broad discussion of
taxation and economic development of reserves.
Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Special Committee
on Indian Self Government. Indian Self-Government in
Canada: Report of the Special Committee. (Minutes and
Proceedings of the Special Committee on Indian Self-Government:
respecting the Status, Development and Responsibilities of Band
Governments on Indian Reserves, as well as the financial
relationships between the Government of Canada and Indian Bands;
including the Second Report to the House.) Ottawa: Published under
the authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons by the Queen's
Printer for Canada, 1983. Chairman: Keith Penner.
Hawkes, David C. Aboriginal
Self-Government: What Does It Mean? Aboriginal Peoples and
Constitutional Reform Discussion Paper. Kingston: Institute of
Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, 1985.
Malone, Marc. Financing Aboriginal
Self-Government in Canada. Aboriginal Peoples and
Constitutional Reform, Background Paper no. 9. Kingston, Ont.:
Queen's University Institute for Intergovernmental Relations, 1986.
Rieber, Jesse. Fundamental Concerns
Regarding Indian Local Government: A Discussion Paper of Potential
Problem and Research Areas. Ottawa: Department of Indian and
Northern Affairs, Research Branch, Corporate Policy, 1977.
Scotnicki, Christine. Recent Treaties in
Land Claims and Self-Government: The James Bay Agreement, the Creek-Naskapi
Act, The Western Arctic (Inuvialut) Claim Settlement, the Sechelt
Indian Band Self-Government Act. Prepared for the Gitksan
Wet'suwet'en Tribal Council under the supervision of Professor Robert
L. Bish. Victoria: School of Public Administration,
University of Victoria, 1987.
B. Works about British Columbia
Bish, Robert L. Property Taxation
and the Provision of Government Services on Indian Reserves in
British Columbia. Prepared for the Department of Indian Affairs
and Northern Development. Victoria: Centre for Public Sector
Studies, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria,
Capital Region Planning Board of British Columbia.
The Indian Act and Public Policy Statements: Relevance to Land
Use Planning for Indian Communities. Victoria, 1968.
Cherukapalle, Nirmala Devi. Indian Reserves
as Municipalities: Problems and Prospects. The British Columbia Case.
Papers on Local Government, vol. 1, no. 3. Vancouver: Centre for
Continuing Education, University of British Columbia, 1972.
Freeman, Paul, with the assistance of Julia
Quon. Government Revenues and Expenditures in the
Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en Land Claims Area. Draft. Prepared for the
Gitksan Wet'suwet'en Tribal Council under the supervision of
Professor Robert L. Bish. Victoria: School of
Public Administration, University of Victoria, 1987.
Payne-O'Connor, Josephine. Sharing Power:
Women in Politics: Vancouver Island Profiles. Victoria, B.C.:
Kachina Press, 1986. Chapter 13, "Band Councillors and
Stanbury, W. T. "Reserve and Urban Indians
in British Columbia: A Social and Economic Profile." B.C.
Studies, no. 26 (1975): 39-64.
Stanbury, W. T., assisted by Jay H.
Siegel. Success and Failure: Indians
in Urban Society. Vancouver: University of British Columbia
Taylor, John P., and Gary Paget.
"Federal/Provincial Responsibility and the Sechelt." In Aboriginal
Peoples and Government Responsibility: Exploring Federal and
Provincial Roles, ed. David Hawkes. Ottawa:
Carleton University Press, forthcoming 1989.
Tennant, Paul. "Native Indian Political
Activity in British Columbia, 1969-1983." B.C. Studies,
no. 57 (1983): 112-36.
Tennant, Paul. "Native Indian Political
Organization in British Columbia, 1900-1969: A Response to
Internal Colonialism." B.C. Studies, no. 55 (1982):
Tripartite Local Government Committee Respecting Indian
Local Government in British Columbia. Report of the
Tripartite Local Government Committee Respecting Indian Local
Government in British Columbia. August 1981.
Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Indian
Issues Forums: A Summary of Oral Presentations. Richmond, 1987.
Includes discussion of local government concerns, especially
Please send any comments or questions to Nicola.Marotz@gov.bc.ca
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