Indigenous writes : a guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit issues in Canada
 

Indigenous writes : a guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit issues in Canada
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

2016
Book
Creators
Vowel, Chelsea
Description
"In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel initiates myriad conversations about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. An advocate for Indigenous world views, the author discusses the fundamental issues--the terminology of relationships; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties--along with wider social beliefs about these issues. She answers the questions that many people have on these topics to spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community"--provided by publisher.

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ISBN
9781553796800; 1553796802
Contents
kinanâskomitinâwâw/Acknowledgments -- Introduction: How to Read This Book -- Part 1. The Terminology of Relationships -- 1. Just Don't Call Us Late for Supper: Names for Indigenous Peoples -- 2. Settling on a Name: Names for Non-Indigenous Canadians -- Part 2. Culture and Identity -- 3. Got Status?: Indian Status in Canada -- 4. You're Métis? Which of Your Parents Is an Indian?: Métis Identity -- 5. Feel the Inukness: Inuit Identity -- 6. Hunter-Gatherers or Trapper-Harvesters?: Why Some Terms Matter -- 7. Allowably Indigenous: To Ptarmigan or Not to Ptarmigan: When Indigeneity Is Transgressive -- 8. Caught in the Crossfire of Blood-Quantum Reasoning: Popular Notions of Indigenous Purity -- 9. What Is Cultural Appropriation?: Respecting Cultural Boundaries -- 10. Check the Tag on That "Indian" Story: How to Find Authentic Indigenous Stories -- 11. Icewine, Roquefort Cheese, and the Navajo Nation: Indigenous Use of Intellectual Property Laws -- 12. All My Queer Relations: Language, Culture, and Two-Spirit Identity -- Part 3. Myth-Busting -- 13. The Myth of Progress -- 14. The Myth of the Level Playing Field -- 15. The Myth of Taxation -- 16. The Myth of Free Housing -- 17. The Myth of the Drunken Indian -- 18. The Myth of the Wandering Nomad -- 19. The Myth of Authenticity -- Part 4. State Violence -- 20. Monster: The Residential-School Legacy -- 21. Our Stolen Generations: The Sixties and Millennial Scoops -- 22. Human Flagpoles: Inuit Relocation -- 23. From Hunters to Farmers: Indigenous Farming on the Prairies -- 24. Dirty Water, Dirty Secrets: Drinking Water in First Nations Communities -- 25. No Justice, No Peace: The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples --Part 5. Land, Learning, Law, and Treaties -- 26. Rights? What Rights?: Doctrines of Colonialism -- 27. Treaty Talk: The Evolution of Treaty-Making in Canada -- 28. The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Numbered Treaties and Modern Treaty-Making -- 29. Why Don't First Nations Just Leave the Reserve?: Reserves Are Not the Problem -- 30. White Paper, What Paper?: More Attempts to Assimilate Indigenous Peoples -- 31. Our Children, Our Schools: Fighting for Control Over Indigenous Education.
Notes
Series title: Debwe series.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
First Nations author.
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