The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) would like to congratulate Ken Coates and Greg Poelzer for making the 18th Annual Donner Prize shortlist, and receiving a $7,500 award, for their book From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation: A Road Map for All Canadians. The shortlist was comprised of five books, selected from 86 submissions, which discuss important Canadian issues that have profound implications for Canada’s future.
From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation: A Road Map for All Canadians, explores Canada’s debate between those who want to see an end to special Aboriginal rights and those who want Aboriginal sovereignty. The book examines different approaches to these debates and identifies what has been successful and what has failed in the past while offering realistic steps forward for all Canadians. The book highlights ways in which indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians can work together to create greater social, political and economic equality.
“We are honoured to have Ken and Greg as members of the JSGS faculty, “said Kathy McNutt, Executive Director of the JSGS. “They have both made significant contributions in the area of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadian relations and they have certainly raised the profile of JSGS both domestically and internationally.”
The winner of the 18th Annual Donner Prize $50,000 top prize was Donald J. Savoie’s What Is Government Good At?: A Canadian Answer.