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Published by Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen"s University in Kingston, Ont .
Written in English


  • Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Government relations.,
  • Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Politics and government.

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Edition Notes

StatementJill Wherrett and Douglas Brown.
ContributionsBrown, Douglas., Native Council of Canada., Queen"s University (Kingston, Ont.). Institute of Intergovernmental Relations.
LC ClassificationsE92 .W43 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 51 p. ;
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21187676M

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