TITLE

What Does Indigenous Participatory Democracy Look Like? Kahnawà:ke's Community Decision Making Process

AUTHOR(S)
Horn-Miller, Kahente
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Review of Constitutional Studies;2013, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p111
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the 1979 Community Mandate to move towards Traditional Government, the community of Kahnawà:ke has consistently requested more involvement in decision-making on issues that affect the community as a whole. The Kahnawà:ke Community Decision Making Process is a response to the community's call for a more culturally relevant and inclusive process for making community decisions and enacting community laws. The Process is a transitionary measure to assist and facilitate the legislative function of Kahnawà:ke governance. This paper examines the development of the process and how it functions in the modern setting of Kahnawà:ke with the goal of illustrating Indigenous participatory democracy in action.
ACCESSION #
92720099

 

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