Aboriginal Canada Revisited

Aboriginal Canada Revisited

Edited by: Kerstin Knopf

436 Pages · 9.00x6.00 · September 13 2008

Paper ISBN: 9780776606798

PDF ISBN: 9780776617763

ePub ISBN: 9780776618227

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Exploring a variety of topics—including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film—Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made in the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society.

From the Introduction: “[This collection helps] to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground.”

Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada, including Marlene Atleo, University of Manitoba; Mansell Griffin, Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, British Columbia; Robert Harding, University College of the Fraser Valley; Tricia Logan, University of Manitoba; Steffi Retzlaff, McMaster University; Siobhán Smith, University of British Columbia; Barbara Walberg, Confederation College.

Preface and Acknowledgements -- Kerstin Knopf
Introduction: Aboriginal Canada Revisited -- Kerstin Knopf

I. HEALTH, SOCIAL ISSUES, POLITICS
De-colonizing Canadian Aboriginal Health and Social Services from the Inside Out: A Case Study - The Ahousaht Holistic Society -- Marlene R. Atleo
The Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada: A Case Study of Aboriginal Health -- Falko Brede
The Nisga'a Common Bowl in Tradition and Politics -- Mansell Griffin and Antino Spanjer

II. EDUCATION
Métis Scholarship in the 21st Century: Life on the Periphery -- Tricia Logan
Responding to the Needs of Post-secondary Aboriginal Education: The Development of the Indigenous Leadership and Community Development Program -- Barbara Walberg

III. IMAGINING AND IMAGING THE 'INDIAN'
The Imaginary Indian in German Children's Non-Fiction Literature -- Geneviève Susemihl
The Art of Exclusion: The Status of Aboriginal Art in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection -- Siobhán N. Smith

IV. LITERATURE
'Decolonizing the Mind': Drew Hayden Taylor's Play with the Semantics of Irony in Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth -- Nancy Grimm
Humorous Restorifications: Rewriting History with Healing Laughter -- Eva Gruber
Modernizing the 'Indian': Literary Constructions of the Native in Selected Novels by Thomas King -- Thomas Rüdell
Reflections of Oral Traditions in Contemporary Native Writing: Ruby Slipperjack's Honour The Sun -- Katarzyna Juchnowicz

V. PRINT MEDIA AND FILM
Aboriginal Child Welfare: Symbolic Battleground in the News Media -- Robert Harding
Tradition, Solidarity and Empowerment: An Analysis of Aboriginal News Representations in Canada -- Steffi Retzlaff
'Stolen Sisters': Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women as Represented in Canadian Films -- Kerstin Knopf

List of Contributors
Index

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