First Nations In The Twenty-First Century

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Edition 02
Author Frideres, James S
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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/a Now in its second edition, First Nations in the Twenty-First Century continues to provide unparallelled insight into a wide variety of issues significant to First Nations people across Canada today. Illuminating historical and contemporary developments and concerns, this comprehensive overview offers students a well-rounded, up-to-date understanding of First Nations people's experiences and their relationships with the rest of Canada

Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Knowing Your History Learning Objectives Introduction Privilege and Responsibility Who Writes History? First Nations History Pre-Contact Contact and European Settlement Widespread Settlement Government Action and Inaction Current State of Affairs Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 2. Who Are You? Learning Objectives Introduction History of Who Is Indian Making the Definition The Indian Act "Indians" and "First Nations" Identity Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 3. Indigenous Ways of Knowing Learning Objectives Introduction Epistemological Questions, or How We Know What We Know Science versus Indigenous Ways of Living in Nature Cosmologies and Chaos Theory Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 4. Well-Being and Health Learning Objectives Introduction Indigenous Perspective Etiology in Society The Health System Level of Well-Being State of Health Disease and Disability Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 5. The Duty of Government: Fiduciary Responsibility and Treaties Learning Objectives Introduction History of Government Duty Fiduciary Duty The Courts Speak and the Government Reconsiders Treaties Specific Claims Extending the Concept of Fiduciary Duty The Duty to Consult Governance The Rejection of the First Nations Governance Act Community Governance Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 6. The Bureaucracy: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Learning Objectives Introduction The Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Mandate Policy Initiatives and the Budget Changing Priorities Accountability and Goal Achievement The Auditor General and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada David versus Goliath Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 7. Aboriginal Residential Schools: Compensation, Apologies, and Truth and Reconciliation Learning Objectives Introduction A History of Residential Schools Attempts to Resolve the Issue Justice and the Clash of Cultures The Settlement The Apology Truth and Reconciliation Commission Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 8. Intergenerational Trauma and Indigenous Resistance Learning Objectives Introduction The Role of Culture Trauma and Intergenerational Trauma The Consequences of Trauma Confronting Trauma: The Aboriginal Healing Foundation Resistance and Resiliency Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 9. "Hear" Today, Gone Tomorrow: Aboriginal Languages Learning Objectives Introduction Language and Culture Aboriginal Languages and the Future The Link between Social Structure and Language Language Shift, Continuity, and Fluency Determinants of Aboriginal Languages Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 10. Aboriginal Rights, Self-Government, and the Inherent Rights of First Nations Peoples Learning Objectives Introduction Governance and Accountability Aboriginal Rights, Self-Government, and the Courts Inherent Rights and the Courts Self-Government Self-Determination Change in the Wind The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and Self-Government Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 11. The Political Economy of First Nations Learning Objectives Introduction The Genesis of the Problem Labour Markets and Canada's First Nations The Current Picture The Harvard Model Management and Control First Nations in the Canadian Economy A Case Study: Membertou Reserve The Federal Approach Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films 12. Surviving in the Contemporary World: The Future of First Nations People in Canada Learning Objectives Introduction How Many First Nations People? Residence Population Growth and Size: Fertility, Mortality, and Migration Demographic Profile of (First Nations) Indian People Implications of Demographic Changes Conclusion Questions for Critical Thought Suggested Readings Suggested Websites Suggested Films Conclusion Glossary Bibliography Index