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A Bibliography on Local Government in
British Columbia - Continued


Native Self-Government

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 The focus here is on academic literature; unpublished consultants' reports commissioned by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development or by individual bands are generally not included.)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, 1987.

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 Chiefs,'' 144-51.

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 Press, 1975.

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): 3-49.

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 regarding taxation.

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