“Negotiating Sovereignty”

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Sarah Nickel and I are delighted to have an article out in the new special issue of BC Studies. We were lucky enough to work with Laura Ishiguro, who guest edited this issue on Histories of Settler Colonialism, and with Graeme Wynn, the journal editor.

The full title of the article is “Negotiating Sovereignty: Indigenous Perspectives on the Patriation of a Settler Colonial Constitution, 1975-83.” We look at how leaders and activists from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and from Stó:lō communities challenged the patriation process, using the principle of Indigenous sovereignty as shown through oral tradition and as manifested in centuries of Indigenous resistance to settler colonialism.