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Mapping the Legal Consciousness of First Nations Voters: Understanding Voting Rights Mobilization

Note to the Reader

This study has been commissioned by Elections Canada to look at Aboriginal electoral participation in Canada and to be presented at the Elections Canada workshop at the 2009 Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, March 9–12, 2009. The observations and conclusions are those of the author.

Lesley A. Jacobs, BA, MA, UWO, D.Phil. Oxford. Professor of Law and Society, Director, York Centre for Public Policy and Law, York University, Toronto, Canada. E-mail: Website: I am grateful for helpful written comments on an earlier draft from Chris Plecash and several individuals at Elections Canada, Alain Pelletier, Miriam Lapp and Paul Laronde.