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In 1763 King George III of Great Britain victorious in the Seven Years War with France issued a proclamation to organize the governance of territory newly acquired by the Crown in North America and the Caribbean. The proclamation reserved land west of the Appalachian Mountains for Indians and required the Crown to purchase Indian land through treaties negotiated without coercion and in public before issuing rights to newcomers to use and settle on the land. Marking its 250th anniversary Keeping Promises shows how central the application of the Proclamation is to the many treaties that followed it and the settlement and development of Canada. Promises have been made to Aboriginal peoples in historic treaties from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries in Ontario the Prairies and the Mackenzie Valley and in modern treaties from the 1970s onward primarily in the North. In this collection essays by historians lawyers treaty negotiators and Aboriginal leaders explore how and how well these treaties are executed. Addresses by the governor general of Canada and the federal minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development are also included. In 2003 Aboriginal leaders formed the Land Claims Agreements Coalition to make sure that treaties building blocks of Canada are fully implemented. Unique in breadth and scope Keeping Promises is a testament to the research advocacy solidarity and accomplishments of this coalition and those holding the Crown to its commitments. Terry Fenge is a consultant with decades of experience in Arctic environmen- tal and Aboriginal issues and co-editor of Northern Lights Against POPs. Jim Aldridge is partner at the Vancouver law rm Aldridge and Rosling and has been counsel to the Nisgaa Nation for over three decades. Honouring anthropologist Richard J. Preston and his outstanding career with the Crees in northern Quebec Together We Survive presents new research by Prestons colleagues former students and family members who like him have established long-term respectful research partnerships and friendships with Aboriginal communities. Demonstrating the inuential nature of Prestons collaborative approach on anthropologists in Canada and beyond the essays in Together We Survive explore development and urbanization material culture and conict. Schol- ars who conducted research in the 1960s with Crees farther to the south broaden the scope of Prestons Cree Narrative 2002. A Cree colleague and friend expands on his study of traditional Cree songs. Other essays widen the geographical historical and cultural foci of the book beyond the Quebec Crees examining the signicance of a beaded hood at Red River in 1844 scrutinizing symbols of Anishinaabe identity and describing the struggle for indigenous human rights at the United Nations. Building on Prestons pioneering work in cultural anthropology Together We Survive recounts the ways in which the eastern James Bay Cree and other aboriginal peoples faced with massive incursions on their lands and lives have collaborated and formed respectful partnerships as they seek to survive and thrive in peace. John S. Long is professor emeritus of education at Nipissing University and the author of Treaty No. 9 Making the Agreement to Share the Land in Far Northern Ontario in 1905. Jennifer S.H. Brown is professor emeritus of history at the University of Winnipeg. 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Native and Northern Series November 2015 978-0-7735-4587-8 34.95A CDN 34.95A US 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4586-1 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 272pp 6 photos 7 maps Ebook available Keeping Promises The Royal Proclamation of 1763 Aboriginal Rights and Treaties in Canada edited by terry fenge and jim aldridge How historic and modern Aboriginal treaties continue to shape the Canadian landscape. I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Native and Northern Series December 2015 978-0-7735-4611-0 34.95A CDN 34.95A US 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4610-3 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 336pp 18 photos 3 maps Ebook available Together We Survive Ethnographic Intuitions Friendships and Conversations edited by john s. long and jennifer s.h. brown Essays exemplifying collaborative research respect- ful advocacy and a deep appreciation of continuity within changing Aboriginal identity and expression. I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S A N T H R O P O L O G Y