First Nations in the Twenty-First Century

Paperback | March 18, 2016

byJames S. Frideres

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Concise and comprehensive, First Nations in the Twenty-First Century examines the lasting legacy and modern impacts of colonialism felt by contemporary Aboriginal peoples. Focusing predominantly on First Nations peoples and including coverage of Metis and Inuit, the second edition continues toaddress crucial topics such as the impact of residential schools, self-government and federal responsibility, and Aboriginal languages. The text also provides new and expanded discussion of treaties, Aboriginal health and well-being, intergenerational trauma, and Indigenous resistance. Framed withina historical context, First Nations in the Twenty-First Century offers an in-depth treatment of contemporary topics, allowing readers to learn about the experiences of First Nations peoples and their complex relationship with the rest of Canada.

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Concise and comprehensive, First Nations in the Twenty-First Century examines the lasting legacy and modern impacts of colonialism felt by contemporary Aboriginal peoples. Focusing predominantly on First Nations peoples and including coverage of Metis and Inuit, the second edition continues toaddress crucial topics such as the impact o...

James S. Frideres is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Calgary.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:March 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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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: Indian and Northern Affairs CanadaLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Indian Affairs MandatePolicy Initiatives and the BudgetChanging PrioritiesAccountability and Goal AchievementThe Auditor General and Indian and Northern Affairs 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