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An Introductory Guide To Understanding Indigenous Rights

This is the story of how a unique set of collective rights made it into Canada's constitution.

About the Book

Indigenous and treaty rights are the basis of Canada itself. They are integral to its collective history, culture and laws. And the nation as we know it could not exist without them.

Yet, few people understand what these rights are or why they are protected in Canada’s constitution. Nor the role each citizen plays in protecting and upholding them.

An Introductory Guide to Understanding Indigenous Rights peels back the layers on more than 300 years of treaty history to begin answering those questions.

This thoroughly researched and eye-opening history reveals how Canada came to be. The promises made and broken with Indigenous nations. Attempts made to begin much needed reconciliation — and the necessary path to finally realize it.

Essential reading for Canadians from all backgrounds, professions and industries, this landmark saga offers a first step in a long and complex journey. By laying the groundwork for a more accurate and collective understanding of historical events, it opens the door for continued dialog and a more productive path forward.

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Tracy Campbell

About the Author

Tracy Campbell, MA, has more than 25 years of experience working in the field of Indigenous rights and interests. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Calgary specializing in the Duty to Consult and currently supports numerous Indigenous government clients across Canada in Duty to Consult processes.

Tracy is a former Chief Negotiator for the Government of the Northwest Territories and former Indigenous Consultation Manager for the Government of Alberta.

Passionate about Indigenous rights, Tracy works to impart her understanding to clients across Canada. This passion has resulted in her forming and leading a team of specialists that share her passion and work daily on advancing issues related to the Duty to Consult.

Volume Pricing

Volume pricing and flexible payment options available. Indigenous and/or educational organizations receive a 20 percent discount.

Curriculum Development – Understanding Treaties and Sovereignty

We have developed a Grade 10 course approved for use in public schools which can be custom designed to suit any grade or meet the unique needs of your organization.

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About MNP Indigenous Services

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and consulting firm to Canada’s Indigenous communities. We have invested more time and resources into understanding Indigenous needs than any other firm. With more than 250 indigenous clients and 300 professionals, MNP has developed a diverse suite of services designed to preserve our clients’ interests and position them for success.

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Use of Proceeds

In honouring the mission of this book — and recognizing the role education plays in continued reconciliation efforts — MNP will be donating a portion of all book sales to a recognized charity of choice. Proceeds from An Introductory Guide to Understanding Indigenous Rights will be set aside within MNP’s Communities Forward community investment fund for the benefit of grassroots First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth initiatives.

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