Patricia E.A. Mallenby and Jeremy T.T. Mallenby have captured some of the trials and tribulations related to First Nation societies in their pursuit of Self-Government and Self-Determination. They take the reader through some of the First Nations communities in Canada, America, New Zealand and Africa. They examine the Nisga'a and their negotiation of their Aboriginal land claims as well as the historical fishing rights of the Babine Lake Nation in their current treaty negotiations and issues of self-governance for the Snuneymuxw First Nations. They look at the potential impact on Mother Earth as First Nations societies join the global market of the 21st Century, the use of sentencing circles in restorative justice programs, the Maori of New Zealand, and the Zulu in Africa. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Although not twins, both these young authors were born in 1987. Both also earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and First Nations Studies at a Canadian College in 2007 They have taken a break from pursuing graduate studies to gain valuable experience as Peace Officers - Special Constables in a Maximum Security Psychiatric Forensics Unit.