Talking Back to the Indian Act

University of Toronto PressSKU: 9781487587352

Author:
Mary-Ellen Kelm, Keith D. Smith
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Blackfoot, Blood, Cayuga, Iroquois, Mississauga, Mohawk, Multiple Nations, Ojibwe, Siksika
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
248
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Copyright Data:
2018

Price:
Sale price$31.95

Description

Talking Back to the Indian Act: Critical Readings in Settler Colonial Histories is a unique and highly readable guide that develops the skills necessary for history students building their understandings when examining historical primary documents.  Part text book and how to resource, this presentation builds historical thinking along with critical reading skills. The content examines areas of the Indian Act including governance, land, gender, and enfranchisement found in the most significant piece of Canadian legislation that has impacted lives of First Nations as well as Canadians. The readings include House of Commons debates, letters, interviews, minutes from council meetings, position papers, legal judgments, and literature by Lee Maracle. Authors are Mary-Ellen Kelm is Canada Research Chair and Professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University, and Keith D. Smith teaches in the Departments of Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Studies and History at Vancouver Island University. The volume contains The Indian Act in Historical Context Timeline and an essay about Reading Historically. Highly recommended.

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