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Aboriginal peoples have received unprecedented attention in Canada in the last five years. Violent confrontations and constitutional negotiations have combined to remind non-Native Canadians that the land they now call theirs was once defined and controlled by a wide variety of vibrant and creative Aboriginal groups. This new awareness has meant that many people have attempted to look beyond the headlines and sound-bites to understand the fundamental importance of the Aboriginal land question in Canadian history. Political scientist Paul Tennant's Aboriginal Peoples and Politics is a welcome contribution to this ongoing dialogue and provides many answers for those who wish to place contemporary events in a historical context.