Full Circle: Canada's First Nations by John L. SteckleyFull Circle: Canada's First Nations by John L. Steckley

Full Circle: Canada's First Nations

byJohn L. Steckley, Bryan D. Cummins

Paperback | February 19, 2007

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Full Circle is appropriate for college and university courses in Anthropology, Sociology, Native Studies and Canadian Studies. Using a 'native-centric' voice, the text takes a modern and multidisciplinary approach, providing historical, geographical and cultural background before reviewing the current state of affairs for first nations peoples in Canada.  It provides a concise overview of all native groups, including Inuit and Metis, and explores recent developments in the political, environmental, and legal areas.  This revised edition includes up-to-date ethnographic data and deals with some pressing health-related issues of growing concern.

John L. Steckley has been an instructor at Humber College since 1983, and has also taught Native Studies at Laurentian University and Memorial College.   Bryan D. Cummins has a Ph.D. in Native Studies, specializing in native land tenure and use, ethnography and the relationship between indigenous peoples and the state.  He teaches at...
Title:Full Circle: Canada's First NationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.25 × 7 × 0.65 inPublished:February 19, 2007Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132305631

ISBN - 13:9780132305631

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from if you want to really know what it is about As one of the authors of the book I can tell you that what we tried to do with this book is write something that presents a balanced picture of Aboriginal life, not juist the horror stories. We also tried to include at least a little bit about each Canadian Aboriginal group, something that has never been done before.
Date published: 2009-09-18

Table of Contents

Part One: Origins and Oral Traditions

Chapter 1: Oral Traditions

Chapter 2: The Peopling of the Americas

Chapter 3: Connections to the Land

Chapter 4: Native Languages


Part Two: Culture Areas

Chapter 5: The Arctic

Chapter 6: The Eastern Woodlands

Chapter 7: The Eastern Subarctic

Chapter 8: The Western Subarctic

Chapter 9: The Plains

Chapter 10: The Plateau

Chapter 11: The Northwest Coast


Part Three: Legal Definitions

Chapter 12: The Royal Proclamation and the Indian Act

Chapter 13: The Treaties

Chapter 14: The Golden Lake Algonquin and Algonquin Park: Missed by Treaty

Chapter 15: Fighting for Recognition: The Sheshatshit Innu and the Megaprojects

Chapter 16: The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement


Part Four: Effects of Colonialism

Chapter 17: Religious Colonialism

Chapter 18: Native Health Issues

Chapter 19: Colonialism, Native Education, and “Child Welfare”


Part Five: Contemporary Debates and Social Action

Chapter 20: Social Issues: The Dudley George Story

Chapter 21: Fighting for the Sacred Waters: The Peigan and the Oldman River Dam

Chapter 22: Native Policing

Chapter 23: The Justice System and Natives

Chapter 24: Native Governance

Chapter 25: Undoing the Past

Editorial Reviews

The layout of the chapters is one of this book’s strengths, as they are of appropriate length to build lectures around, and an aid in student comprehension.  The content of the book seems to represent the major regions of the country reasonably well.        -Steven Boddington, Arts and Science, University of Lethbridge; Department of Educational Foundations, University of Alberta; State and Legal Studies, Work and Community Studies, Athabasca University.