Indigenous Writes (FNCR 2017)

SKU: 9781553796800

Chelsea Vowel
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Inuit, Metis, Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Portage & Main Press
Copyright Date:

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Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Issues in Canada is designed for all teachers who have First Nations, Inuit or Métis students in their classrooms or are encouraged to infuse Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum. Written by Métis lawyer, scholar and educator Chelsea Vowel, the book tackles terminology; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties with subtle humour and common sense drawn from 2016 landscape. She answers the questions that many people have on these topics to spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community. Each segment or subtopic clearly outlines the issue, concept or myth. The text follows with honesty and accuracy. Each topic's end notes or suggested readings assist the reader who wants to dig deeper into each topic. The varied topics include status, non-status, blood quantum, bill C31, appropriation, sixties scoop, residential schools, TRC, numbered treaties, authentic indigenous voice, colonialism, two-row wampum, and  two-spirit people. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Issues in Canada has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017.

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