This book casts light on the constitutional politics that are redefining relations between Indigenous peoples and the state in both Canada and New Zealand. It challenges conventional ways of looking at indigenous people and their relationships to society.
Maaka, R. and A. Fleras. The Politics of Indigeneity: Challenging the State in Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2005.
The Politics of Indigeneity is distinctive for its global, regional and local manifestations of the struggle for governments and indigenous people to define the terms of their co-existence, yet many of the challenges it presents have a clear and compelling resonance across political and geographical boundaries. With this insight as their departure point, authors Roger Maaka and Augie Fleras engage with the many challenges, opportunities and questions thrown up by the politics of indigeneity in two countries widely regarded as trailblazers – Canada and New Zealand.
By focusing on the present within the context of the past and future, The Politics of Indigeneity casts light on the constitutional politics in both countries that are redefining the relationship of indigenous peoples to the state.
This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.