Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation

October 24, 2008|
Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation by Frances Widdowson
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By examining the root causes of aboriginal problems, Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard expose the industry that has grown up around land claim settlements, showing that aboriginal policy development over the past thirty years has been manipulated by non-aboriginal lawyers and consultants. They analyse all the major aboriginal policies, examine issues that have received little critical attention - child care, health care, education, traditional knowledge - and propose the comprehensive government provision of health, education, and housing rather than deficient delivery through Native self-government.
Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry presents a convincing argument that the "Aboriginal Industry" has failed to address the fundamental economic and cultural basis of native problems, leading instead to policies that offer a financial benefit to the leadership while entrenching the misery of most aboriginal people.
Frances Widdowson is a visiting assistant professor of political science, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Albert Howard has worked as a consultant for government and Native groups, and is currently an instructor and D
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Title:Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.9 X 6 X 0.9 in
Published:October 24, 2008
Publisher:McGill-Queen's University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780773534216

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