Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada by David LongVisions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada by David Long

Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

byDavid Long, Olive Patricia Dickason

Paperback | December 7, 2015

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Visions of the Heart is a contributed volume that offers a rich, in-depth study of contemporary issues involving Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This thought-provoking collection brings together leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from across the country to explore the relationshipsbetween First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and other Canadians throughout the country's history to the present day. Extensively updated throughout, with new essays on identity, the environment, gender, art, and criminal justice, the fourth edition is an indispensable resource for studentswanting to understand the current scope of Aboriginal issues in Canada today.
David Long is a professor of sociology at The King's University in Edmonton. The late Olive Patricia Dickason was professor emeritus at the University of Alberta and adjunct professor of history at the University of Ottawa. She was the author of several books, named a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996, and received the Aboriginal ...
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Title:Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:December 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199014779

ISBN - 13:9780199014774

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Table of Contents

IntroductionDavid Long1. Indigenous Eco-Technological Knowings Meet University Satellite Campus Teachings on the RezPeter Cole2. All Our Relations: Aboriginal Perspectives on Environmental Issues in CanadaDeborah McGregor- Aboriginal Concepts of Environment: All of Creation- Historical Context: Dispossession of Lands and the Environmental Crisis- Increasing Aboriginal Control in Environmental Governance- Moving Forward: Nation-to-Nation Relationships3. The "Canada Problem" in Aboriginal PoliticsDavid Newhouse and Yale Belanger- Aboriginal Peoples and Canada- The Colonial Legacy- Addressing the "Indian Problem" in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century- Addressing the "Canada Problem"- The Push for Aboriginal Self-Government- Into the Twenty-First Century- Concluding Remarks on a Way Forward4. Elders' Teachings in the Twenty-First Century: A Personal ReflectionMarlene Brant Castellano- Viewing the Landscape from a Particular Place- Uncovering Layers of Meaning- Sites of Learning- Teaching Methods and Key Concepts- Catalysts for Institutional Change- Preserving the Integrity of Traditional Knowledge5. Foundations: First Nation and Metis FamiliesKim Anderson and Jessica Ball- Looking Back- First Nation and Metis Families Today- Putting the Pieces Back Together6. First Nations Women in CanadaCora J. Voyageur- First Nations Women: From Essential to Redundant- Subordination of Indigenous Women- The Manipulation of the Historical Record by the Literate- Eliminating the People of the Terra Nullius- The Yoke of Oppression: The Indian Act- The Beginning of Change- Taking Back Their Voices- Contemporary First Nations Women's Concerns7. Indigenous Men: Masculinity and LeadershipLee Maracle and John Swift- Contemporary Conversation on Indigenous Leadership- Contemporary Governance Challenges for Indigenous Peoples- Land, Love, and Leadership- Weaving New Webs- Strategic Planning with Sto:lo Elders and the Rabbit Society (Sakej Ward)- Questioning Male Privilege (John Swift)8. Aboriginal DemographyDon Kerr and Roderic Beaujot- Pre-Contact Demography- Health and Mortality Conditions- European Contact, Excessive Mortality, and Population Decline- Population Decline and Recovery- The Contemporary Situation- The Dynamics of Population Change- Demographic Differences by Aboriginal Group9. Aboriginal Languages in Canada: Generational and Community Perspectives on Language Maintenance, Loss, and RevitalizationMary Jane Norris- Factors Endangering Aboriginal Languages in Canada: From Colonization to Globalization- Understanding Language Endangerment and Revitalization: From Conceptual Explanation to Demographic and Geographic Analysis- Aboriginal Language Revitalization in Canada: Attitudes, Benefits, Initiatives and Ongoing Developments- Generations Preparing for the Future10. Learning from Indigenous Knowledge in EducationJan Hare and Sara Florence Davidson- The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Traditional Education- Colonizing Indigenous Knowledge in Education- The Intergenerational Legacy of Residential Schooling- Creating Space for Indigenous Knowledge in Education Today- The Way Ahead11. Art and ReconciliationJonathan Dewar- Where Are We?- Community and Responsibility- Defining/Defying Reconciliation- Art and Healing- Commemoration12. A Way Forward in Efforts to Support the Health and Well-Being of Canada's Aboriginal PeoplesMartin Cooke and David Long- The RCAP: Clarifying a Vision for Aboriginal Health and Healing- Jurisdiction and Responsibility for Aboriginal Health- Perspectives on Health: Western and Indigenous- The Changing View of (Public) Health in Canada- The Demography and Social Epidemiology of Aboriginal Health- Explanations for Health Inequalities: Biology, Behaviour, and Society- Indigenous and Community-Based Health Research- Changing Relationships and Continuing Tensions- Conclusion: Living with Contradictions13. Aboriginal Communities in the City: Reflections along the Path to Self-GovernmentKevin FitzMaurice and Don McCaskill- Part 1: Urban Aboriginal Community Profiles in Canada- Part 2: Urban Aboriginal Identities, Community, and Governance- Emerging Questions and Challenges: Urban Aboriginal Governance, Aboriginal Rights, and Cultural Diversity- Recommended Areas for Further Research14. The Failed Foreign System of Criminal Justice and the Problem with CanadaLisa Monchalin- Introduction: The Continued Failure of the Canadian Criminal Justice System- Incarceration and Victimization of Aboriginal Peoples- The Standard Response to Aboriginal Criminal Justice: Police, the Courts, and Corrections- "The Roots of Injustice Lie in Our History"- The Way Forward: Re-establishing Peace, Friendship, and Indigenous Systems of Justice15. Reconciliation and a Way Forward: A Concluding DialogueDavid Newhouse and David Long- Reconciliation- Moving Forward

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"The range of scholars included in this collection is a major strength, and the contributors are well-known experts in their respective fields." --Lianne Leddy, Wilfrid Laurier University