Major Papers


self-determination, coproduction, municipal-Indigenous governance


Since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission there has been a growing interest in how municipal governments can contribute to the reconciliation process and accommodate the self-determination rights of Indigenous People in the urban setting. Urban Indigenous communities have attempted to wield greater influence in municipal planning and policy-development processes. One way this has been accomplished is through coproduction, which facilitates meaningful and respectful partnership between urban Indigenous communities and cities. This research explores how the coproduction concept is applied in municipal-Indigenous governance in two cities: Toronto and Saskatoon. By examining two case studies, this study seeks to contribute more meaningful municipal planning practice to expand sustainably Indigenous collective rights in the city.

Primary Advisor

Rebecca Major

Program Reader

John Sutcliffe

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

Document Type

Internship Paper

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