Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Life is busy

Things have been wildly buys for the last few months, therefore no posts. I have a few issues I will be posting on today and over the next few weeks.

I am going to start with some thoughts about the idea of nation and the Nisga'a

The federal parliament recognized Quebec as a nation, but this is not the first time they have done something.

In ratifying the Nisga'a Treaty, the parliament recognized the Nisga'a as a nation. It is in black and white within the Treaty that they are a nation.

So what does being a nation mean in law? This will be an interesting question for people to work on and try to come to some understanding. Clearly the concept imparts some manner of right to sovereignty, though this could be only partial and under some other authority.

The word is not meaningless.

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