March 2016

24 Mar Liberal budget includes billions in new spending for aboriginal people

Billions in new spending will be directed toward aboriginal programming, including funding to address issues including education, reserve water and child and family services, the Liberal government signalled in its budget released Tuesday. The commitments are considered one of the central themes of the government's first financial road map, with...

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03 Mar Self-determination as a Collective Capability: The Case of Indigenous Peoples

The article explores the idea of self-determination as a collective capability that enhances the freedom and well-being of indigenous peoples in colonial settler states. Collective capabilities have not attracted much attention in the literature to date, but the article sets out to demonstrate that the collective capability for self-determination is precisely the sort of freedom Amartya Sen describes as both the primary objective and the principle means of development.
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