First Nations in the Twenty-First Century by James S. FrideresFirst Nations in the Twenty-First Century by James S. Frideres

First Nations in the Twenty-First Century

byJames S. Frideres

Paperback | March 18, 2016

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aNow 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 overviewoffers students a well-rounded, up-to-date understanding of First Nations people's experiences and their relationships with the rest of Canada
James S. Frideres is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Calgary.
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Title:First Nations in the Twenty-First CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:March 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Knowing Your HistoryLearning ObjectivesIntroductionPrivilege and ResponsibilityWho Writes History?First Nations HistoryPre-ContactContact and European SettlementWidespread SettlementGovernment Action and InactionCurrent State of AffairsConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films2. Who Are You?Learning ObjectivesIntroductionHistory of Who Is IndianMaking the DefinitionThe Indian Act"Indians" and "First Nations"IdentityConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films3. Indigenous Ways of KnowingLearning ObjectivesIntroductionEpistemological Questions, or How We Know What We KnowScience versus Indigenous Ways of Living in NatureCosmologies and Chaos TheoryConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films4. Well-Being and HealthLearning ObjectivesIntroductionIndigenous PerspectiveEtiology in SocietyThe Health SystemLevel of Well-BeingState of HealthDisease and DisabilityConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films5. The Duty of Government: Fiduciary Responsibility and TreatiesLearning ObjectivesIntroductionHistory of Government DutyFiduciary DutyThe Courts Speak and the Government ReconsidersTreatiesSpecific ClaimsExtending the Concept of Fiduciary DutyThe Duty to ConsultGovernanceThe Rejection of the First Nations Governance ActCommunity GovernanceConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films6. The Bureaucracy: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development CanadaLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada MandatePolicy Initiatives and the BudgetChanging PrioritiesAccountability and Goal AchievementThe Auditor General and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development CanadaDavid versus GoliathConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films7. Aboriginal Residential Schools: Compensation, Apologies, and Truth and ReconciliationLearning ObjectivesIntroductionA History of Residential SchoolsAttempts to Resolve the IssueJustice and the Clash of CulturesThe SettlementThe ApologyTruth and Reconciliation CommissionConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films8. Intergenerational Trauma and Indigenous ResistanceLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Role of CultureTrauma and Intergenerational TraumaThe Consequences of TraumaConfronting Trauma: The Aboriginal Healing FoundationResistance and ResiliencyConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films9. "Hear" Today, Gone Tomorrow: Aboriginal LanguagesLearning ObjectivesIntroductionLanguage and CultureAboriginal Languages and the FutureThe Link between Social Structure and LanguageLanguage Shift, Continuity, and FluencyDeterminants of Aboriginal LanguagesConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films10. Aboriginal Rights, Self-Government, and the Inherent Rights of First Nations PeoplesLearning ObjectivesIntroductionGovernance and AccountabilityAboriginal Rights, Self-Government, and the CourtsInherent Rights and the CourtsSelf-GovernmentSelf-DeterminationChange in the WindThe Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and Self-GovernmentConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films11. The Political Economy of First NationsLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Genesis of the ProblemLabour Markets and Canada's First NationsThe Current PictureThe Harvard ModelManagement and ControlFirst Nations in the Canadian EconomyA Case Study: Membertou ReserveThe Federal ApproachConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested Films12. Surviving in the Contemporary World: The Future of First Nations People in CanadaLearning ObjectivesIntroductionHow Many First Nations People?ResidencePopulation Growth and Size: Fertility, Mortality, and MigrationDemographic Profile of (First Nations) Indian PeopleImplications of Demographic ChangesConclusionQuestions for Critical ThoughtSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesSuggested FilmsConclusionGlossaryBibliographyIndex

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"This text would be an excellent foundation for an introductory Indigenous studies course. It is grounded first and foremost in Indigenous ontologies and epistemologies and clearly delineates the richness of Indigenous cultures." -Jacqueline Romanow, University of Winnipeg