Download PDF by Miranda Johnson: The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler

By Miranda Johnson

The Land Is Our History tells the tale of indigenous criminal activism at a severe political and cultural juncture in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. within the past due Sixties, indigenous activists protested assimilation regulations and the usurpation in their lands as a brand new mining increase took off, noticeably threatening their collective identities. frequently excluded from felony recourse some time past, indigenous leaders took their claims to courtroom with striking effects. For the 1st time, their targeted histories have been admitted as facts in their rights.

Miranda Johnson examines how indigenous peoples endorsed for themselves in courts and commissions of inquiry among the early Nineteen Seventies to the mid-1990s, chronicling a unprecedented and ignored background during which almost disenfranchised peoples compelled strong settler democracies to reckon with their calls for. according to huge archival learn and interviews with prime individuals, The Land Is Our History brings to the fore advanced and wealthy discussions between activists, attorneys, anthropologists, judges, and others within the context of criminal circumstances in far-flung groups facing rights, background, and identification. the results of those debates have been suddenly wide-ranging. by way of announcing that they have been the 1st peoples of the land, indigenous leaders pressured the robust settler states that surrounded them to barter their rights and standing. Fracturing nationwide myths and making new tales of foundation priceless, indigenous peoples' claims challenged settler societies to reconsider their experience of belonging.

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