A Testament to Good Faith: The Process and Structure of the Nisga'a Negotiations: A Federal Negotiator's Perspective

A Testament to Good Faith: The Process and Structure of the Nisga'a Negotiations: A Federal... International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 11 : 251–258, 2004. 251 © Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands. A Testament to Good Faith: The Process and Structure of the Nisga’a Negotiations: A Federal Negotiator’s Perspective W. THOMAS MOLLOY* The Nisga’a negotiations were as complex as negotiations can get, not only in subject matter but also in structure. In this article, I will discuss the nature and process of the negotiations and some of the key lessons learned. The negotiations were structured from a federal perspective as follows: the Nisga’a core team, as we referred to ourselves, consisted of myself as Chief Negotiator, an Associate Chief Negotiator, a senior negotiator, and two other negotiators who took responsibility for different areas of the negotiations as they were required. There was also a lawyer from the federal Department of Justice who had over- all responsibility for the legal aspects of the negotiations. Another lawyer assisted, and a program assistant coordinated support services, including travel and accommodation, and ensured we were where we needed to be when we needed to be there, and that what we required was there, too. As Chief Federal Negotiator, my job was to represent the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal on Minority and Group Rights Brill

A Testament to Good Faith: The Process and Structure of the Nisga'a Negotiations: A Federal Negotiator's Perspective

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Brill
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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1385-4879
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1571-8115
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10.1163/1571811042801948
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International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 11 : 251–258, 2004. 251 © Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands. A Testament to Good Faith: The Process and Structure of the Nisga’a Negotiations: A Federal Negotiator’s Perspective W. THOMAS MOLLOY* The Nisga’a negotiations were as complex as negotiations can get, not only in subject matter but also in structure. In this article, I will discuss the nature and process of the negotiations and some of the key lessons learned. The negotiations were structured from a federal perspective as follows: the Nisga’a core team, as we referred to ourselves, consisted of myself as Chief Negotiator, an Associate Chief Negotiator, a senior negotiator, and two other negotiators who took responsibility for different areas of the negotiations as they were required. There was also a lawyer from the federal Department of Justice who had over- all responsibility for the legal aspects of the negotiations. Another lawyer assisted, and a program assistant coordinated support services, including travel and accommodation, and ensured we were where we needed to be when we needed to be there, and that what we required was there, too. As Chief Federal Negotiator, my job was to represent the

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Published: Jan 1, 2004

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