The Governance of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations: A Strategy for getting out from under the Indian Act.

  • Liliana Cordero Marines CISAN-UNAM (estancia posdoctoral)

Abstract

The British Columbia Assembly of Firts Nations is a political organization representative of the First Nations that currently inhabit British Columbia. Through a qualitative methodology, based on content analysis, the assembly's website was examined in order to understand how governance is conceived as a central strategy. It is concluded that it consists of a collective and horizontal exercise of establishing rules and agreements - consistent with indigenous legal and cultural traditions - and is used as the privileged mechanism for achieving self-determination, building or rebuilding self-governments and transcending the Indian Act.

Author Biography

Liliana Cordero Marines, CISAN-UNAM (estancia posdoctoral)

CISAN UNAM (Estancia Posdoctoral)

Dra. En Antropología Social

Mtra. En Antropología Social 

Lic. En Etnología

Published
2022-05-27
How to Cite
Cordero Marines, L. (2022). The Governance of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations: A Strategy for getting out from under the Indian Act. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2022.2.526
Section
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES