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Suffer the little children : genocide, indigenous nations, and the Canadian state

Starblanket, Tamara (author.).

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Prince Rupert Library 342.710872 Star (Text) 33294002051241 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-09-09

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  • ISBN: 9780998694771
  • ISBN: 0998694770
  • Physical Description: print
    374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Atlanata, Georgia. : Clarity Press, Inc., [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-364) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Naming the crime : defining genocide in international law -- The horror : Canada's forced transfer of indigenous children -- Coming to grips with Canada as a colonizing state : the creator knows their lies and so must we -- Smoke and mirrors : Canada's pretense of compliance with the genocide convention.
Summary, etc.: "Originally approved as a master of laws thesis by a respected Canadian university, this book tackles one of the most compelling issues of our time—the crime of genocide—and whether in fact it can be said to have occurred in relation to the many Original Nations on Great Turtle Island now claimed by a state called Canada. It has been hailed as groundbreaking by many Indigenous and other scholars engaged with this issue, impacting not just Canada but states worldwide where entrapped Indigenous nations face absorption by a dominating colonial state. Starblanket unpacks Canada’s role in the removal of cultural genocide from the Genocide Convention, though the disappearance of an Original Nation by forced assimilation was regarded by many states as equally genocidal as destruction by slaughter. Did Canada seek to tailor the definition of genocide to escape its own crimes which were then even ongoing? The crime of genocide, to be held as such under current international law, must address the complicated issue of mens rea (not just the commission of a crime, but the specific intent to do so). This book permits readers to make a judgment on whether or not this was the case.Starblanket examines how genocide was operationalized in Canada, focused primarily on breaking the intergenerational transmission of culture from parents to children. Seeking to absorb the new generations into a different cultural identity—English-speaking, Christian, Anglo-Saxon, termed Canadian—Canada seized children from their parents, and oversaw and enforced the stripping of their cultural beliefs, languages and traditions, replacing them by those still in process of being established by the emerging Canadian state."--
Subject: Indigenous children -- Legal status, laws, etc -- Canada
Children and genocide -- Canada
Genocide (International law)
Crimes against humanity -- Law and legislation
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948 December 9) -- Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948 December 9)

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