In the Globe and Mail on Tuesday April 12, 2011, Calvin Helin discussed how a great deal of confusion and rancour arises over the question of whether aboriginal Canadians should have individual property rights on reserve lands. Is this a goal to aspire to, or an attempt, as claimed by some indigenous leaders, at further assimilation? On one hand, non-aboriginals tend to see aboriginals as one homogeneous cultural group; on the other, some aboriginals project a universal view of collective property ownership on all groups that’s simply not accurate. Read more.
Calvin Helin is a member of MLI’s Advisory Council and is a lawyer, entrepreneur and author.