Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Paperback | December 7, 2015

byDavid Long, Olive Patricia Dickason

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Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is a contributed volume that offers a rich, in-depth study of contemporary issues facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This collection brings together leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from across the country andexplores the relationship between First Nations, Metis, and Inuit and other Canadians throughout the country's history to present day. The fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the current state of Canadian Aboriginal peoples today. It includes five new essays covering the environment,art, identity, gender, and criminal justice, making it an indispensable text for understanding Aboriginal issues in Canada.

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Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is a contributed volume that offers a rich, in-depth study of contemporary issues facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This collection brings together leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from across the country andexplores the relationship between First Nati...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:December 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceContributorsAcknowledgementsDavid Long: Introduction1. Peter Cole: Indigenous Eco-Technological Knowings Meet University Satellite Campus Teachings on the Rez (new)2. Deborah McGregor: All Our Relations: Aboriginal Perspectives on Environmental Issues in Canada (new)IntroductionAboriginal Concepts of Environment: All of CreationHistorical Context: Dispossession of Lands and the Environmental CrisisIncreasing Aboriginal Control in Environmental GovernanceMoving Forward: Nation-to-Nation RelationshipsNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading3. David Newhouse and Yale Belanger: The "Canada Problem" in Aboriginal PoliticsIntroductionAboriginal Peoples and CanadaThe Colonial LegacyAddressing the "Indian Problem" in the Second Half of the Twentieth CenturyAddressing the "Canada Problem"The Push for Aboriginal Self-GovernmentInto the Twenty-First CenturyConcluding Remarks on a Way ForwardNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading4. Marlene Brant Castellano: Elders' Teachings in the Twenty-First Century: A Personal ReflectionViewing the Landscape from a Particular PlaceUncovering Layers of MeaningSites of LearningTeaching Methods and Key ConceptsCatalysts for Institutional ChangePreserving the Integrity of Traditional KnowledgeConclusionNotesDiscussion Questions5. Kim Anderson and Jessica Ball: Foundations: First Nation and Metis FamiliesLooking BackFirst Nation and Metis Families TodayPutting the Pieces Back TogetherConclusionAcknowledgementsNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading6. Cora J. Voyageur: First Nations Women in CanadaFirst Nations Women - From Essential to RedundantSubordination of Indigenous WomenThe Manipulation of the Historical Record by the LiterateEliminating the People of the Terra NulliusThe Yoke of Oppression: The Indian ActThe Beginning of ChangeTaking Back Their VoicesContemporary First Nations Women's ConcernsConclusionNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading7. Lee Maracle and John Swift: Indigenous Men: Masculinity and Leadership (new)IntroductionContemporary Conversation on Indigenous LeadershipContemporary Governance Challenges for Indigenous PeoplesLand, Love, and LeadershipWeaving New WebsSakej Ward: Strategic Planning with Sto:lo Elders and the Rabbit SocietyJohn Swift: Questioning Male PrivilegeLee Maracle: ConclusionNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading8. Don Kerr and Roderic Beaujot: Aboriginal DemographyIntroductionPre-Contact DemographyHealth and Mortality ConditionsEuropean Contact, Excessive Mortality, and Population DeclinePopulation Decline and RecoveryThe Contemporary SituationThe Dynamics of Population ChangeDemographic Differences by Aboriginal GroupConclusionNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading9. Mary Jane Norris: Aboriginal Languages in Canada: Generational and Community Perspectives on Language Maintenance, Loss, and RevitalizationIntroductionFactors Endangering Aboriginal Languages in Canada: From Colonization to GlobalizationUnderstanding Language Endangerment and Revitalization: From Conceptual Explanation to Demographic and Geographic AnalysisAboriginal Language Revitalization in Canada: Attitudes, Benefits, Initiatives and Ongoing DevelopmentsGenerations Preparing for the FutureConcluding RemarksNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading10. Jan Hare and Sara Florence Davidson: Learning from Indigenous Knowledge in EducationThe Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Traditional EducationColonizing Indigenous Knowledge in EducationThe Intergenerational Legacy of Residential SchoolingCreating Space for Indigenous Knowledge in Education TodayThe Way AheadNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading11. Jonathan Dewar: Art and Reconciliation (new)IntroductionWhere Are We?Community and ResponsibilityDefining/Defying ReconciliationArt and HealingCommemorationNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading12. Martin Cooke and David Long: A Way Forward in Efforts to Support the Health and Well-Being of Canada's Aboriginal PeoplesIntroductionThe RCAP: Clarifying a Vision for Aboriginal Health and HealingJurisdiction and Responsibility for Aboriginal HealthPerspectives on Health: Western and IndigenousThe Changing View of (Public) Health in CanadaThe Demography and Social Epidemiology of Aboriginal HealthExplanations for Health Inequalities: Biology, Behaviour, and SocietyIndigenous and Community-Based Health ResearchChanging Relationships and Continuing TensionsConclusion: Living with ContradictionsNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading13. Kevin FitzMaurice and Don McCaskill: Aboriginal Communities in the City: Reflections along the Path to Self-GovernmentPart 1: Urban Aboriginal Community Profiles in CanadaPart 2: Urban Aboriginal Identities, Community, and GovernanceEmerging Questions and Challenges: Urban Aboriginal Governance, Aboriginal Rights, and Cultural DiversityRecommended Areas for Further ResearchNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading14. Lisa Monchalin: The Failed Foreign System of Criminal Justice and the Problem with Canada (new)Introduction: The Continued Failure of the Canadian Criminal Justice SystemIncarceration and Victimization of Aboriginal PeoplesThe 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 JusticeConcluding RemarksNotesDiscussion QuestionsFurther Reading15. David Newhouse and David Long: Reconciliation and a Way Forward: A Concluding DialogueReconciliationMoving ForwardNotesGlossaryReferencesIndex