‘The Land is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State’

Congratulations to Miranda Johnson on the recent publication of her book. It tells the story of Indigenous legal activism at a critical juncture in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as these three countries sought out new postcolonial identities in the Asia-Pacific region. The book examines how Indigenous peoples opened up the space of law for the recognition of their rights from the early 1970s to the mid-1990s and chronicles an overlooked history in which virtually disenfranchised communities forced powerful settler democracies to reckon with their demands.

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