Understanding Canadian Government and Citizenship

SKU: 9781773086095

Simon Rose
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Beech Street Books
Copyright Date:

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Understanding Canadian Government and Citizenship: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Governance, is a clearly and succinctly written book for grades 4 to 6, which outlines Canadian governance through First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Governance. This 32-page book contains an introduction to Indigenous Peoples in Canada, traditional governance, and historic treaties and the reserve system. It reviews the Indian Act, and the context of its establishment and amendments, and the proceeding injustices and their effect on generations of Indigenous peoples including residential schools. Understanding Canadian Government and Citizenship: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Governance, then focuses on advocacy groups: The Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami as well as other advocacy group. Timelines of the development of these organizations, for example, the Assembly of First Nations within their historical and contemporary context show up-to-date developments. The Métis National Council and the Métis Nation are discussed and a map shows Métis communities across Canada. For Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami a map also shows the four main groups that make up this organization. In the last section of this book, modern land claims and self-government and moving forward together with reference to the TRC calls to action leads into suggestions for readers to get involved. There is a glossary, resources for learning more and an index. The images, photos and maps are colourful and large; there are points of clarification in ‘How It Works’ and ‘Rights and Responsibilities’. Speech bubbles also include more information. Timelines are used to reference historical events. Recommended for Social Studies 4,5,6.

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