This paper responds to Susan Campbell’s “On ‘Modest Proposals’ to Further Reduce the Aboriginal Landbase by Privatizing Reserve Land” that appeared in The Canadian Journal of Native Studies XXVII: 2 (2007). Specifically, this paper suggests that her characterization of Alcantara’s work as supporting the privatization of Reserve lands is inaccurate. Instead, the original article and the ones published afterwards argue that it is possible to use market-based approaches to improve economic development conditions on Canadian Indian Reserves. To do so, however, does not require the privatization of Reserve lands.
Alcantara, Christopher, "“Privatize Reserve Land? No. Improve Economic Development Conditions on Canadian Indian Reserves? Yes.”" (2008). Political Science Faculty Publications. 5.