During the past decades, indigenous peoples have started to demand their
rights around the world. The judicial perceptions of indigenous peoples
often contradict national interests and ideologies. Globalisation has
weakened the states of the nation-state. In this process, the status of
indigenous peoples has continuously evolved.
This work compares the
legal status of indigenous peoples in three unitary states, France, New
Zealand and Canada, with historical and contextual approach. It
indicates that the trend is toward a more asymmetric connection, or
flexible pluralism, in terms of states and legal systems.