First Nations in the Twenty-First Century
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First Nations in the Twenty-First Century is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the continuing repercussions of colonialism in Canada. Focusing exclusively on First Nations peoples, this innovative new text addresses crucial issues such as the legacy of residential schools; intergenerational trauma; Aboriginal languages and culture; health and well-being on reserves; self-government and federal responsibility; the political economy of First Nations; and the federal Indian Affairs bureaucracy. Through an in-depth treatment of historical and contemporary topics, including recent court decisions and government legislations, students will learn about the experiences of First Nations peoples and their complex, evolving relationship with the rest of Canada.