A Quiet Evolution

The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada
by Christopher Alcantara & Jen Nelles
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Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Series: IPAC Series in Public Management and Governance

Publication Date: August 26, 2016

ISBN: 9781442625891

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Much of the coverage surrounding the relationship between Indigenous communities and the Crown in Canada has focused on the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. Yet it is at the local level where some of the most important and significant partnerships are being made between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

In A Quiet Evolution, Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles look closely at hundreds of agreements from across Canada and at four case studies drawn from Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon Territory to explore relationships between Indigenous and local governments. By analyzing the various ways in which they work together, the authors provide an original, transferable framework for studying any type of intergovernmental partnership at the local level. Timely and accessible, A Quiet Evolution is a call to politicians, policymakers and citizens alike to encourage Indigenous and local governments to work towards mutually beneficial partnerships.