Dorey, D.A. (1994). Aboriginal Self Government for the Mi'Kmaq People of Nova Scotia: Essential Features of a Workable Model. Truro, NS: Native Council of Nova Scotia, Language Program.
ISBN: 0929073878, 9780929073873
Originally submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Arts degree in Canadian Studies at Carleton University, June 30th, 1993.
This research essay submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for MA Degree shows a historical overview and some current (then) issues relating to self-government for the Mi'kma'ki people (60 pages). It is followed by the constitution of the Mi'kma'ki Commonwealth.
"This research essay examines the background of the aboriginal inherent right to self-government debate and outlines a model of self-government for Mi'Kmaq peopld living both on and off reserves in Nova Scotia. The author, as a senior aboriginal leader and negotiator on the aboriginal team, draws heavily on his participation in the Constitutional Renewal process since its inception in the early 1980's up to and including talks which led to the Charlottetown Accord. First hand information is supplemented by historical accounts and other published sources. It is hoped that the ideas expressed will make a contribution to the current debate on the feasibility of aboriginal self-government as well as identify the essential ingredients of a workable model for the Mi'Kmaq." — ABSTRACT from version published by Native Council of Nova Scotia (1994).