NATION TO NATION: Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Future of Canada

Edited by John Bird, Lorraine Land and Murray MacAdam

Toronto: Public Justice Resource Centre and Irwin Publishing, 2001.

276 pp. $26.95 / $21.50 for orders of 10 or more.

Publication code: N2N-10-01

NATION TO NATION is the new updated version of a 1992 edition which sold over 8,000 copies. It includes 18 new articles and updates to 10 first-edition articles. Several contributors are drawn from PJRC’s ranks: Lorraine Land, Murray Angus, Roger Townshend and Tim Schouls.

Aboriginal leaders such as Georges Erasmus, Olive Dickason and Rod Robinson outline their perspectives on key issues in NATION TO NATION. Contributors also include non-native experts such as Terry Glavin and Michael Asch. The result is a powerful, provocative overview of Aboriginal-Canadian relations, including proposals for the future.

The Innu struggle, residential schools, the Nisga’a treaty, land claims, women and self-government, the birth of Nunavut, solidarity strategies – just some of the topics covered.


  • “I cannot recommend this resource highly enough.” Janet Silman, United Church Observer, January 2002
  • “An invaluable resource for increasing awareness of the issues facing First Nations people in Canada today.” Marly Penner, Aboriginal Neighbours Program, Mennonite Central Committee
  • “The writers are outstanding.” Bill Phipps, former Moderator, United Church of Canada
  • “Brilliant, heart-wrenching essays.” Author and filmmaker Boyce Richardson
  • “Incredibly informative and profoundly honest in its portrayal of Aboriginal experiences.” Doug Gordon, History Consultant, Thames Valley District School Board

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