- James Bay Crees’ Stand Against Forcible Inclusion into an Independent Québec. In the aftermath of the Quebec referendum of 1995, Never Without Consent takes a close look at the status and fundamental rights of the James Bay Crees and other Aboriginal peoples in Quebec. Its authors conclude that Aboriginal peoples cannot be forcibly included in any future Quebec state, because any such action would be invalid and illegitimate from the viewpoint of international, Canadian, and Aboriginal law and practice.
James Bay Crees' recent successful battle to prevent the destruction of the Great Whale River through hydro-electric development has brought them to national and international prominence. Long-time participants in the struggle for recognition of Aboriginal rights, the Crees are now increasingly defending and asserting their Aboriginal and other human rights in the Canadian and international context.
Published: February 1998
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.