ContentsIntroduction: a Mi'kmaq woman -- 1. Legislated identity: control, division, and assimilation -- 2. The right to determine citizenship -- 3. The right to belong: charter equality for Indigenous peoples -- 4. Band membership vs. self government citizenship -- Conclusion: beyond blood -- Appendix: comparing the status of my grandmother's line to my family's line had she been a grandfather.
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D.--Dalhousie) under the title: Beyond blood : rethinking aboriginal identity and belonging.