The Indigenous Peoples and Governance project addresses the foundational basis and the conditions for governmental autonomy of Indigenous peoples in the contemporary Canadian context.
This research builds upon the research project ABORIGINALITY AND GOVERNANCE which regroups a dozen of researchers from several Quebec universities. Financed primarily by the Fonds québécois de recherche scientifique (FQRS), ABORIGINALITY AND GOVERNANCE has complete its five years research works. More information can be find on the website: www.autochtonie.umontreal.ca
Indigenous Peoples and Governance is the most important research on aboriginal in Canada. This project gathers 40 indigenous and non-indigenous researchers studying in constitutional law, economy, anthropology, philosophy and political science. They are regroup into three distinct status:
The project is coordinated by a multidisciplinary steering committee, the Orientation and Coordination Committee. It allows for the very first gathering of prominent Canadian researchers working in almost all of the disciplines related to the study of Indigenous issues.
The project is also supported by several Partners. Finally, Advisory council has also been constituted. It includes four members: two originating from an academic environment, working abroad and two from the partners.