Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada : Contemporary Conflicts

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Appropriate for second- or third-year Introductory courses in Aboriginal Peoples or Native Studies. Commonly found in departments of Sociology, Anthropology, Native Studies, Canadian Studies, and Social Work. This book provides a current, comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The material is presented from the perspective of Native Peoples (as opposed to from the perspective of federal and provincial governments). Overall, this text offers a good balance between social and cultural issues, as well as historical, legal, and theoretical material.show more

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  • Paperback | 437 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 6th edition
  • 0130884561
  • 9780130884565

Table of contents

PART I 1. The Historical Roots of Canadian Colonialism. French/English-Aboriginal Relations. 2. Aboriginal Canada. Native Studies. Who is an Aboriginal? Legal vs. Social Distinctions. PART II 3. Profile of Aboriginal Peoples. Population Growth. Age. Residential Patterns. 4. The Incorporation of Aboriginals. Language. Religion. Marital Status. Socio-Economic Status. Education. Quality of Life. Social Assistance. Health. 5. Canadian Justice and Aboriginals. Details on content TBA. 6. Aboriginal Urbanization. Urban Natives. Public Service Organization. Acculturing Service Organizations. Accommodating Service Organizations. Member Organizations. PART III 7. Indian Treaties and Metis Scrip. Origins of treaties. Treaty Claims. Metis Scrip. 8. Aboriginal Land Claims. Types of Claims. Claims Policy. Court Decisions. Case Studies. 9. Self-Determination and Self-Government. Self-Determination and Self-Government. Sovereignty and Aboriginal Rights. Tribal Identity. The Current Situation. Self-Government. IV 10. Inuit: Aboriginals of the North. Historical Background. Government Policy. Socio-Demographic Profile. Time for Change. Political Developments. Land Claims. New Forms of Government. Nunavut. Resistance and Confrontation. 11. Aboriginal Organizations. Types of organizations. Funding Issues. Indians as Interest Groups. Pan-Indianism. Native Political Organization pre- and post-1980. The Lavell and Bedard Class. Native Women's Association of Canada. Negotiating Indian Women's Rights. Mtis and Inuit Women's Rights. Constitutional Repatriation Process. 12. Conflicts in Society. Theoretical perspective. Compliance Ideology. The Cardston Blockade. Oka: History of the Claim. Events Leading to the Oka Conflict. 13. Settler Society: The Political Economy of Aboriginals. Native Development: Theoretical Underpinnings. Evolution of Native Development. Band Council. Structural Barriers. Human Capital. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.show more

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