Indigenous Nationhood

SKU: 9781552667958

Pamela Palmater
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College
Mi'kmaq, Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Fernwood Publishing
Copyright Date:

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Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens is a current selection of blog posts (2010 to 2015) by well-known lawyer, activist and academic Pamela Palmater. Palmater offers critical legal and political commentary and analysis on legislation, Aboriginal rights, Canadian politics, First Nations politics and social issues such as murdered and missing Indigenous women, poverty, economics, education, sovereignty, Idle No More, identity and culture. Palmater's writing tackles myths and stereotypes about Indigenous peoples head-on, discusses Indigenous nationhood and nation building, examines treaty rights and provides an accessible, critical analysis of laws and government policies being imposed on Indigenous peoples. Fiercely anti-racist and anti-colonial, this book is intended to help rebuild the connections between Indigenous citizens and their home communities, local governments and Indigenous Nations for the benefit of future generations. This must-read selection addresses current issues, government policies, and suggested resolutions ideal for senior secondary students studying First Nations as well as post-secondary first and second year students. Every Canadian public library should have this book in their systems. The book does not have an index but the author has organized the blog entries in broad chapters such as racism, social justice, murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, legislation, and politics. The book includes a foreword by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair. Highly recommended.

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