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Understanding First Nations : the legacy of Canadian colonialism  Cover Image Book Book

Understanding First Nations : the legacy of Canadian colonialism / Dr. Ed Whitcomb.

Whitcomb, Ed, (author.).


"This is a study of the problems First Nations have faced since Confederation. The 17 chapters cover the definition of 'Indians,' survey of history, myths, sovereignty, treaties, reserves, the Indian Act, governance, residential schools, incarceration rates, welfare, murdered and missing women, infrastructure, education and health, consultations, land claims, and political correctness."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780986596742
  • ISBN: 0986596744
  • Physical Description: xx, 180 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Ottawa, Canada : From Sea to Sea Enterprises, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes Bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Who Defines 'Indians?' White Men of course! -- Some History (yawn) -- Settler Myths About First Nations -- Sovereignty: the Creator or the Government -- Treaties are for Breaking-by the Government -- The Shrinking Reserve-What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine -- The Indian Act: a Colonial Document -- Governance: Good, Bad, or Problematic? -- Residential Schools and Cultural Genocide -- Incarceration Rates: From Zero to Infinity 00 Welfare or Bad Fare? -- Missing and Murdered but not Forgotten -- Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink -- Education, Health, and Housing -- Consultations: why bother? Well... -- Land Claims, Court Decisions, New Treaties, and Indigenous Rights -- Reconciliation and Political Correctness -- We Are All Treaty People; Where Do We Go From Here?
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Canada > Social conditions
Indigenous peoples > Canada > Government Relations
Colonization > Social aspects > Canada
Canada > Race relations
Canada > Ethnic relations
Native peoples > Canada > Social conditions.
Native peoples > Canada > Government relations.
Authors, Canadian

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


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Prince Rupert Library 305.897 Whit (Text) 33294002104628 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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