Landing Native Fisheries by Douglas Harris
Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia (Law and Society)

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Landing Native Fisheries reveals the contradictions and consequences of an Indian land policy premised on access to fish, on one hand, and a program of fisheries management intended to open the resource to newcomers, on the other. Beginning with the first treaties signed on Vancouver Island between 1850 and 1854, Douglas Harris maps the connections between the colonial land policy and the law governing the fisheries. In so doing, Harris rewrites the history of colonial dispossession in British Columbia, offering a new and nuanced examination of the role of law in the consolidation of power within the colonial state.
 

About Douglas Harris

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Douglas C. Harris is a member of the Faculty of Law atthe University of British Columbia and the author of Fish, Law, andColonialism: The Legal Capture of Salmon in British Columbia.
 
Published June 2, 2008 by University of Washington Press. 256 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, History. Non-fiction