Decolonizing Employment

SKU: 9780887557811

Shauna MacKinnon
Grade Levels:
College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Manitoba Press
Copyright Date:

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Decolonizing Employment: Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada's Labour Market by Shauna MacKinnon, assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Inner City Studies at the University of Winnipeg. a case study with lessons applicable to communities throughout North America. Her examination of Aboriginal labour market participation outlines the deeply damaging, intergenerational effects of colonial policies and describes how a neoliberal political economy serves to further exclude Indigenous North Americans.She effectively argues that a fundamental shift in labour market policy is required along with financial support for comprehensive, holistic education and training programs that integrate cultural reclamation and small supportive learning environments. If First Nations and Canada's government policy makers want to to improve social and economic outcomes and support the spiritual and emotional healing of Aboriginal learners must heed the messages offered in this text. The author details the context of the province of Manitoba's efforts to improve employment environment for First Nations. Through data analysis and first-person interviews, the study examines the issues surrounding education and training efforts. Well written and accessible for the general public the book looks at the decolonizing of education and labour market policies.

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