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Robert Joseph: History of Maori Governance and Self-Determination

In this interview, Māori barrister and Senior Lecturer at The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, Dr. Robert A. Joseph offers his expert analysis of governance and law through the historical perspective of Māori self-governance. Dr. Joseph gives a summary of the complexities of…

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Native Treaties: Making Relations

Historically, intertribal relationships helped to maintain diplomacy and peace prior to the existence of the United States government. How can Native nations’ ethical and cultural values aid in today’s political climate? Produced in partnership with Twin Cities PBS and producer/director Missy…

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Cigarette smuggling and the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve

Cigarette smuggling and the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve

In this CBC Television news report from 1988, reporter Bruce Garvey takes a long look at the selling -- some call smuggling -- of tax-free cigarettes at the Akwesasne Indian Reserve. Garvey presents this report on the difficulties created by the unique situation of the Akwesasne Indian Reserve,…

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New Zealand’s Constitution: A Report on a Conversation He Kotuinga Korero mo Te Kaupapa Ture o Aotearoa

New Zealand's Constitution: A Report on a Conversation He Kotuinga Korero mo Te Kaupapa Ture o Aotearoa

The appointment of the Constitutional Advisory Panel in August 2011 was another step in a longer and continuing conversation about how to govern the people, land and resources of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Panel was appointed as part of the Consideration of Constitutional Issues, which was agreed to…