Aboriginal Self Determination: Individual Self and Collective Selves

  • Val Napoleon University of Alberta

Abstract

The aboriginal political discourse regarding self-determination would be more useful to communities if it incorporated an understanding of the individual as relational, autonomous, and self-determining. That is, a developed perspective of individual self-determination is necessary to move collective self-determination beyond rhetoric to a meaningful and practical political project that engages aboriginal peoples and is deliberately inclusive of aboriginal women.
Published
2005-04-01