Expert and author on rethinking treaties

April 22, 2015 - The following University of Victoria faculty member is available to discuss a fundamental rethinking about treaty relations between Indigenous people and settlers of Canada, and how it can help to resolve outstanding land issues in BC and Canada.

Michael Asch (Anthropology) is a political anthropologist with nearly 30 years of experience examining the relationship between First Nations people and settlers of Canada. His new book On Being Here: Treaties and Aboriginal rights in Canada presents fresh approaches to moving forward with Canada honouring the terms of the historic treaties negotiated at the time of Confederation. Asch is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and served as senior research associate for anthropology on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He received the 2015 Canada Prize in Social Sciences for his book, announced today by the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences. (Contact: )