The Role of the State in the Metis Struggle for Self-Determination

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Title: The Role of the State in the Metis Struggle for Self-Determination
Creator: Murray Dobbin
Subject: Métis, Politics, Colonialism, Self-Government, Self-Determination
Description: In this essay, author and activist Murray Dobbin analyses how the Canadian state has hindered, both through implicit and explicit policy, the development of Métis self-determination in Western Canada. Dobbin provides a Marxist analysis of how Aboriginal people have been exploited by predatory capital since the nineteenth century. He also demonstrates how neo-colonialism uses Aboriginal people to control other Aboriginal people. Dobbin argues, as Malcolm Norris and James Brady also had, that the state seeks to control Aboriginal political organizations by controlling their funding. This dependence on government funding is the real hindrance to the development of true self-determination for Métis and First Nations. This document is part of the James Brady Papers, which were donated to the Gabriel Dumont Institute in the 1990s by author and activist, Murray Dobbin. Dobbin used this collection to write his book about James Brady and Malcolm Norris entitled “The One-And-A-Half Men: The Story of Jim Brady & Malcolm Norris, Metis Patriots of the 20th Century”. Transcribed by David Morin and edited by Christine Charmbury and Darren R. Préfontaine. This document has been re-transcribed from the original and includes all spelling and grammatical errors.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1970s?
Type: Text Document
Language: English
Date of Copyright: October 22, 2004
Coverage: Western Canada
GDI Media Location: Brady Papers - VM Final
GDI Media Filename: Metis.Self.Det.pdf

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