Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 2004


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 14, No. 2, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


Official recognition of indigenous peoples in North America has been a slow and uneven process. Many groups in Canada and the United States remain unrecognized and are thus denied collective and individual rights. This book deals with legal policy relating to recognition of indigenous peoples, analyzing Canadian constitutional issues and case law with particular emphasis upon the Metis, and with some comparisons between Canada and the United States.