First Nations 101
 

First Nations 101
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2011
Book
Creators
Gray, Lynda
Description
"First Nations 101 is an easy to read primer that provides readers with a broad overview of the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people. It is packed with more than 70 subjects including education, youth, child welfare, urbanization, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, feminism, the medicine wheel, Two-spirit (LGBTQ), residential schools, the land bridge theory, and language preservation. Author Lynda Gray endeavours to leave readers with a better understanding of the shared history of First Nations and non-First Nations people, and ultimately calls upon all of us - individuals, communities, and governments - to play active roles in bringing about true reconciliation between First Nations and non-First Nations people. First Nations 101 was released on June 1, 2011 to celebrate National Aboriginal History Month"--publication's website.

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ISBN
9780986964008; 098696400X
Contents
Diversity : we are not all the same -- Identity -- Culture -- Ceremonies -- Potlatches -- Governance -- Everyone has a place in the circle -- Two-spirit (LGBT) -- Education / traditional teachings -- Inuit -- MeĢtis -- Social control -- 1867 British North America Act -- Indian Act -- Reserves -- Canada/U.S. border - nationhood -- Residential schools -- Child welfare...or warfare? -- Politics - Indian Act and mainstream -- Cultural appropriation -- Anthropology -- Land bridge - myth or reality? -- Genocide or not? -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal People -- Slavery -- Community issues -- Poverty -- Housing -- Urbanization -- Sexual exploitation -- Friendship centers -- Downtown Eastside and inner city issues -- Gangs - a place to belong -- Addictions -- Violence -- Feminism -- Employment -- Culture - What's the big deal? -- Parenting -- Suicide -- Education -- Youth - a clear majority -- Sexuality -- Communications -- Fairness and justice -- What's in a name? -- Constitutional rights -- Treaties -- Oral traditions in the courtroom -- Fishing, hunting, and gathering -- Racism -- Inappropriate phrases -- Veterans -- Women - 500 missing and murdered -- Justice issues -- Human rights -- Post-residential school era -- Media -- Taxes - do we really pay them? -- Free stuff - What do we really get for "free"? -- Appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person -- Health and wellness -- Medicine wheel -- Traditional medicines -- Food access -- Addictions treatment -- Humor -- Parenting -- Education -- Early childhood development -- Canoe journeys -- Sports -- National Aboriginal Day / National Aboriginal history month -- Language preservation -- Child welfare - returning responsibility -- Volunteerism -- Arts -- Music -- Literature -- Visual art -- The road forward : forging a new path -- 10 things everyone can do -- 10 things First Nations people can do -- 10 things the government of Canada must do -- 10 things provincial and territorial governments must do.
Notes
"Tons of stuff you need to know about First Nations people."--Cover
Includes bibliographical references.
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