Racism, Colonialism, and Indigeneity in Canada: A Reader

Paperback | February 15, 2011

EditorMartin J. Cannon, Lina Sunseri

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This unique new collection of works by Indigenous scholars explores how the interplay of racism and colonialism has shaped the lives of Indigenous people in areas such as family relations, criminal justice, territorial rights, identity, citizenship, and relations with settler colonialists.With an emphasis on the Two-Row Wampum treaty - a pact between Western and Indigenous nations - the book discusses the historic and contemporary meaning of key terms like race and racism, and identifies how these factors were and continue to be at play in the lives of Indigenous peoples living in acolonized nation. The editors' objective is to provide insight into what can be done to address historic wrongdoings, while also showing how much can be gained by working across differences, revitalizing original partnerships and agreements, and coming together collectively as Canadians to combatracism.

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This unique new collection of works by Indigenous scholars explores how the interplay of racism and colonialism has shaped the lives of Indigenous people in areas such as family relations, criminal justice, territorial rights, identity, citizenship, and relations with settler colonialists.With an emphasis on the Two-Row Wampum treaty -...

Martin J. Cannon is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He received his PhD from York University in 2004 and taught sociology at the University of Saskatchewan from 2002 to 2007. He is a citizen of the Six Natio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.66 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Verna St. Denis: ForewordNot Disappearing: An Introduction to the TextPart I: Theoretical Foundations1. Taiaiake Alfred: Colonial Stains on Our Existence2. Marie Battiste and Sakej Henderson: Eurocentrism and the European Ethnographic Tradition3. Bonita Lawrence and Ena Dua: Decolonizing Anti-RacismPart II: Nation-Building and the Deeply Racialized Other4. Deborah Doxator: The Idea of "Indianness" and Once Upon a Time: The Role of Indians in History5. Thomas King: You're Not the Indian I Had in Mind6. Winona Stevenson: Colonialism and First Nations Women in CanadaPart III: Race, Space, and Territoriality7. Chris Andersen and Claude Denis: Urban Native Communities and the Nation: Before and After the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples8. Bonita Lawrence: Rewriting Histories of the Land: Colonization and Indigenous Resistance in Eastern Canada9. Martha Montour: Iroquois Women's Rights with Respect to Matrimonial Property on Indian ReservesPart IV: Racialization, Sexism, and Indigenous Identities10. Martin J. Cannon: Revisiting Histories of Legal Assimilation, Racialized Injustice, and the Future of Indian Status in Canada11. Bonita Lawrence: Mixed Blood Urban Native People and the Rebuilding of Indigenous Nations12. Beverly Little Thunder: I Am a Lakota WomynPart V: Family, Belonging, and Displacement13. Kim Anderson: Marriage, Divorce and Family Life14. Rosalind Ing: Canada's Indian Residential Schools and Their Impacts on Mothering15. Shandra Spears: Strong Spirit, Fractured Identity: An Ojibway Adoptee's Journey to WholenessPart VI: Indigenous Rights, Citizenship, and Nationalism16. Taiaiake Alfred and Jeff Corntassel: Being Indigenous: Resurgences against Contemporary Colonialism17. Audra Simpson: On Ethnographic Refusal: Indigeneity, "Voice" and Colonial Citizenship18. Madelina Sunseri: Moving Beyond the Feminism versus the Nationalism Dichotomy: An Anti-Colonial Feminist Perspective on Aboriginal Liberation StrugglesPart VII: Decolonizing Indigenous Education19. Marie Battiste: Micmac Literacy and Cognitive Assimilation20. Suzanne Fournier and Ernie Crey: "Killing the Indian Child": Four Centuries of Church Run Schools21. Verna St Denis: Rethinking Culture Theory in Aboriginal EducationPart VIII: Poverty, Economic Marginality, and Community Development22. Cyndy Baskin: Aboriginal Youth Talk about Structural Determinants as the Cause of their Homelessness23. Cora Voyageur and Brian Calliou: Aboriginal Economic Development and the Struggle for Self-Government24. Jim Silver, Parvin Ghorayshi, Joan Hay, and Darlene Klyne: Sharing, Community and Decolonization: Urban Aboriginal Community DevelopmentPart IX: Violence and the Construction of Criminality25. Joyce Green: From Stonechild to Social Cohesion26. Patricia Monture-Okanee and Mary Ellen Turpel: Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Law: Rethinking Justice27. Andrea Smith: Sexual Violence as a Tool of GenocideConclusionGlossary

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"I have not found a text on the colonial situation here in Canada as honest, historically accurate, conceptually rich, and committed to change as this one." --Tracey Nielsen, Mount Royal University