Talking Back to the Indian Act

SKU: 9781487587352

Mary-Ellen Kelm, Keith D. Smith
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Blackfoot, Blood, Cayuga, Iroquois, Mississauga, Mohawk, Multiple Nations, Ojibwe, Siksika
Book Type:
University of Toronto Press
Copyright Date:

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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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