Aboriginal History: A Reader by Kristin BurnettAboriginal History: A Reader by Kristin Burnett

Aboriginal History: A Reader

byKristin Burnett, Geoff Read

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Combining contemporary articles with historical documents, this engaging reader examines the rich history of Aboriginal peoples within Canada through a thematic lens. The 31 articles - of which more than half are original to this volume - explore a diverse range of topics, including identity,treaties, spirituality, federal policy, residential schools, labour, and women's rights. Primary documents accompany each reading to provide students with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the long and complex history of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada.
Kristin Burnett is an associate professor in the Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University. Geoff Read is an associate professor in the Department of History at Huron University College.
Title:Aboriginal History: A ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.63 inPublished:February 1, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199015337

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Table of Contents

Introduction:Indigenous Histories (Kristin Burnett with Geoff Read)1. World ViewsIntroductionAboriginal History and Native Philosophy (NEW) (Dennis H. McPherson and J. Douglas Rabb)Indigenous Pedagogy: A Way Out of Dependence (Betty Bastien)Glossary2. Encountering EuropeansIntroductionImagining a Distant New World (Daniel K. Richter)Into the Arctic Archipelago: Edward Perry in Igloolik and the Shaman's Curse (Dorothy Harley Eber)Excerpt from an Interview with Rosie Iqallijuq (Interviewed and translated by Louis Tapardjuk, edited by Leah Otak)3. Treaties and Self-GovernanceIntroductionCanada's Treaty-Making Tradition (NEW) (J.R. Miller)Excerpt from The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories, including the Negotiations on which they were based, and other information relating thereto Alexander MorrisThe Treaties of Atlantic Canada (NEW) (William Wicken)Articles of Peace and Agreement: Annapolis Royal 1726 (NEW Primary Document)4. War, Conflict, and SocietyIntroductionSlavery, the Fox Wars, and Limits of Alliance (Brett Rushforth)Baptisms, 21 September 1713Louis Vincent Sawatanen: A Life Forged by Warfare and Migration (NEW) (Jonathan Lainey and Thomas Peace)The Present State and Situation of the Indian Tribes in the Province of Quebec, May [20] 1779 (NEW Primary Document)5. The Fur TradeIntroductionWretched Fishers and Manly Men: The Meanings of Food in The Plateau Fur Trade (NEW) (Elizabeth Vibert)Report from Colville District, "Answers to Queries on Natural History," 1829, (NEW Primary Document) (John Work)Innu Participation in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Fur Trade, 1888-1950 (NEW) (Brian Gettler)Annual Report for the Department of Indian Affairs for the Year Ended March 31, 1920 (NEW Primary Document)6. Locating Metis IdentityIntroductionRespecting Metis Nationhood and Self-Determination in Matters of Metis Identity (NEW) (Adam Gaudry)Metis Registration Guide: Fulfilling Canada's Promise (NEW Primary Document)Only Pemmican Eaters? The International Press and Metis Identity, 1869-85 (Geoff Read and Todd Webb)The Insurrection in Manitoba, Brisbane Courier7. Federal and Provincial Indian PolicyIntroductionDreaming in Liberal White: Canadian Indian Policy, 1913-2013 (Revised for second edition) (Hugh Shewell)Civilizing Influences (Thomas Deasy)Indigenous Children and Provincial Child Welfare: The Sixties Scoop (NEW) (Lori Chambers)A Legacy of Canadian Child Care: Surviving the Sixties Scoop (NEW Primary Document) (Christine Smith [McFarlane])8. Survivance, Identity, and the Indian ActIntroductionIdentity, Non-Status Indians, and Federally Unrecognized Peoples (Bonita Lawrence)Indian Act, 1876, Sections 3(3)-3(6) (Revised for second edition)Stuck at the Border of the Reserve: Bill C-31 and the Impact on First Nations Women (Revised for second edition) (Jaime Cidro)Excerpt from an Interview with Life History Respondent 12 (Jaime Cidro)9. Residential SchoolsIntroductionAlways Remembering: Indian Residential Schools in Canada (Celia Haig-Brown)Program of Studies for Indian School, 1897Reflections on the Post-Residential School Settlement Agreement: Expressions of Reconciliation-Looking Back Forward Looking (Revised for second edition) (Lorena Sekwan Fontaine)Excerpt from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, May 200610. Religion, Culture, and the Peoples of the NorthIntroductionThe Birth of a Catholic Inuit Community: The Transition to Christianity in Pelly Bay, NU, 1935-50 (Cornelius H.W. Renie and Jarich Oosten)Excerpt from Codex Historicus, 25 December 1940Housing in the Northwest Territories: The Postwar Vision (NEW) (Robert Robson)Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples: Presentation (NEW) (Pia Kooneelusie)11. The Economy and LabourIntroductionVanishing the Indians: Aboriginal Labourers in Twentieth-Century British Columbia (John Lutz)Excerpts from the Diary of Arthur Wellington Clah (John Lutz)Colonialism at Work: Labour Placement Programs for Aboriginal Women in Post-war Canada (Joan Sangster)Indian Girls Achieve Successful Careers - Pave Way for Others12. Indigenous Women, Strength, and ResilienceIntroductionCategories and Terrains of Exclusion: Constructing the "Indian Woman" in the Early Settlement Era in Western Canada (Sarah Carter)"Mostly Just a Social Gathering: Anishinaabe Kwewak" and the Indian Homemakers' Club, 1945-1960 (NEW) (Lianne C. Leddy)Constitution and Regulations for Indian Homemakers' Clubs (NEW Primary Document)Making History: Elise Marie Knott - Canada's First Female Indian Elected Chief (Revised for second edition) (Cora Voyageur)Excerpt from the Indian Act, 195113. Health, the Environment, and Government PolicyIntroductionIndustrial Fisheries and the Health of Local Communities in the Twentieth-Century Canadian Northwest (Liza Piper)Letter from Chief Pierre Freezie to S.J. Bailey, 9 October 1950Our Medicines: First Nations' Medical Practices and the Nanaimo Indian Hospital 1945-75 (Laurie Meijer Drees)Excerpt from an Interview with Violet Charlie (Laurie Meijer Drees [LMD])Government Policy, Food Insecurity, and Indigenous Peoples in Northern Canada (NEW) (Kristin Burnett, Travis Hay, and Kelly Skinner)LAC, RG29, file 2989, Part 1 - Directions for Feeding Indian Babies (NEW Primary Document) (Mrs. Ruth Curried)14. Treaties, Self-Governance, and Grassroots ActivismIntroductionA Tale of Two Visions for Canada: The Trilateral Agreement versus the Land Claims Policy (NEW) (Shiri Pasternak)Memorandum of Mutual Intent between the Algonquins of Barriere Lake and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (New Primary Document)Ally or Colonizer?: The Federal State, the Cree Nation, and the James Bay Agreement (Paul Rynard)Excerpt from Cree Regional Authority et al. v. Attorney General of Quebec, 1991Recognition by Assimilation: Mi'kmaq Treaty Rights, Fisheries Privatization, and Community Resistance in Nova Scotia (Revised for second edition) (Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou)Glossary

Editorial Reviews

"The editors have chosen interesting articles and demonstrate a high degree of originality and imagination in their selection of subjects and readings." --Gavin Taylor, Concordia University