First Nations in the Twenty-First Century 2nd ed

Oxford University PressSKU: 9780199020430

James S. Frideres
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Inuit, Metis, Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Oxford University Press
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First Nations in the Twenty-First Century was just released (2016) in its second edition from the Themes in Canadian Sociology series by Oxford University Press. This edition offers students a clear and concise introduction to understanding First Nations in Canada. This 252-page book by James S. Frideres, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Calgary, deals specifically with First Nations and identity, Indigenous Ways of Knowing, the legislative history of the Indian Act, treaties, residential schools, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Intergenerational Trauma and Indigenous Resistance, health issues, economic development, self-governance, First Nations languages, and the bureaucracy of Indian Affairs. The first chapter presents senior secondary and college students with an introduction covering Knowing Your History and understanding historical perspective and the application of critical thinking skills. The text offers current coverage of treaties, land claims, court rulings, Aboriginal resistance, policies, health and well-being, identity, and culture, making this the most up-to-date text available. Written in a clear, easy-to-read style that will help students develop a basic understanding of complex topics, including legal and technical issues, facing First Nations peoples in the twenty-first century and offers increased coverage of Métis and Inuit issues. New in this edition is the heavily revised discussion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, with new tables, figures, maps, and pedagogy. The volume features chapter introductions, end-of-chapter questions, suggested readings and websites, and a glossary. Recommended.

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