The colonial problem : an indigenous perspective on crime and injustice in Canada

The colonial problem : an indigenous perspective on crime and injustice in Canada
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Monchalin, Lisa
"In the Canadian criminal justice system, aboriginal peoples are overrepresented as both victims and offenders. The aboriginal incarcerated population in Canada is rising each year and aboriginal people are twice as likely to become victims of assaults when compared to non-aboriginal people. In response, the Canadian state has framed the disproportionate victimization and criminalization of aboriginal peoples as being an 'Indian problem.' In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the Indian problem by encouraging readers to recognize the consequences of assimilation, crimes affecting aboriginal peoples, and violence against aboriginal women from a more culturally aware position. By bringing to light the truth of Canada's colonial past, the book demonstrates that the overrepresentation of aboriginal peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system is not an Indian problem but a colonial one"--publisher.

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9781442608054; 1442608056; 9781442606623; 1442606622
Introduction to indigenous peoples in Canada -- Introduction to an indigenous perspective : ideology and teachings -- Indigenous governance and methods of addressing crime -- Historical and contemporary colonialism -- Canadian legal history : the interpretation of indigenous treaties and rights -- Indigenous peoples and the state : legal manipulation and Indian legislation -- The impact of assimilation : residential schools and intergenerational trauma -- Crime affecting indigenous peoples : over-representation, explanations, and risk factors -- Violence affecting indigenous women : struggle, sexualization, and subjugation -- The real criminals : governments and their corporate priorities and failed agreements -- Modern agreements and land claims : the government's desire for "economic certainty" -- Euro-Canadian "justice" systems and traditional indigenous justice -- Moving forward : lighting the eighth fire.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Issued also in electronic format.


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