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Aboriginal Canada Revisited

Exploring a variety of topics—including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film— Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society. From the Introduction: “[This collection helps] to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground.” Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada.

Kerstin Knopf

Kerstin Knopf holds an MA in American, Canadian, Hispanic, and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Greifswald in Germany. She also studied in Los Angeles (US), Gothenburg (Sweden), and Regina and Ottawa (Canada). Twice, she spent six months at the First Nations University of Canada in order to do research for her MA thesis, Aboriginal Women and Film in Canada, as well as for her PhD, Decolonizing the Lens of Power: A Study of Indigenous Films in North America, which is forthcoming with Rodopi Press in Amsterdam. Kerstin Knopf is assistant professor to the chair of North American Studies at the University of Greifswald. Her main research interests are Aboriginal literature, film and media, womens studies and Canadian 19th century womens literature. Currently she is working on her habilitation thesis, entitled The Female Gothic in Canada: Nineteenth-Century Women's Literature at the Interface between Romance and Horror.
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Introduction 26 $2.60

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This paper is a product of my observation of and participation in a decolonizing process that involved the creation of the Ahousaht Holistic Society in British Columbia and describes some of my … 20 $2.00

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In his final report, issued in 2002, Romanow, among other things, addressed the health status of Aboriginal people in Canada (First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples). His recommendations, and … 22 $2.20

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In the year 1887; a delegation of Nisga a travelled by canoe and steamboat to Victoria in order to discuss their land question with the governor of British Columbia. […] In 1913 they … 14 $1.40

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Consideration for a research subject’s gender, culture, religion, mental capacity, and social structure are paramount in research. Métis researchers often do not have the luxury of … 12 $1.20

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Aboriginal peoples in Canada are presently engaged in a process of decolonization, in the restructuring of their societies through self-government and in the reaffirmation of their knowledge and … 20 $2.00

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This essay explores the images of North American Native people in German children’s non-fiction literature and examines how these limited and partly distorted perceptions of Native people … 35 $3.50

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Since 1927, with the National Gallery of Canada’s colonialist exhibition titled Exhibition of Canadian West Coast Art, Native and Modern, Canadian public art galleries have been grappling … 37 $3.70

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Like all culture, Native (Canadian) culture is not static. Native (Canadian) writing, as an expression of Native (Canadian) cultures, likewise, continues to develop. Some writers tell stories in … 22 $2.20

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Canada’s Indigenous "colours" have started to "bleed through," as increasing numbers of Native writers "paint" Native people back into the picture. This … 26 $2.60

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In order to demonstrate the extent to which the literary construction of the Native in King’s work has helped to break up stereotypes and indeed to create a new literary image of the … 24 $2.40

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The purpose of this paper is to introduce the reader to the world of oral traditions in a contemporary Native literary text, using Honour the Sun by Ruby Slipperjack as an example. As a result of … 17 $1.70

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Over the last three decades, dozens of First Nations have negotiated the devolution of delegated responsibility for child welfare, and many more are in the process of negotiating such agreements. … 39 $3.90

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In recent years, it has become obvious that Aboriginal people in Canada are growing stronger in their assertiveness as "nations within/’ as distinct peoples with a right to … 30 $3.00

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In spite of cautious improvements, the situation of many Aboriginal women face is still appalling, and the report reveals cases of sexually assaulted, missing, and/or brutally murdered Aboriginal … 36 $3.60