Ways Of Knowing, 4th Edition
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Historically grounded exploration of the wide variety of issues that inform the lives of Native peoples in Canada today.
Includes unique chapters on Native philosophy, language, art and literature, and writing about Native history and Native issues.
Highlights the sociopolitical and socioeconomic challenges impacting Native leaders and their communities nationally.
Written in a style that largely avoids technical language, this book is unique in that it is meant for first- and second-year students who are being introduced for the first time to Indigenous issues framed from an academic perspective.
Serves the need to recognize and rebuild Indigenous knowledge and to generate academic research that reflects Indigenous perspectives.
Fosters research approaches that more closely reflect Indigenous experiences.
Table of Contents
Part One: Philosophy and Ways of Knowing
Chapter 1: Ways of Knowing
Chapter 2: The Land and Indigenous Political Economy
Chapter 3: The Arts and Historic and Contemporary Communications
Part Two: History
Chapter 4: Treaties
Chapter 5: The Indian Act and Indian Affairs in Canada
Chapter 6: The Metis
Chapter 7: The Inuit of Canada
Chapter 8: Indigenous Military Traditions and the Canadian Forces
Part Three: Political Economy
Chapter 9: Political Organizing in Canada
Chapter 10: Indigenous Self-Government and Self-Determination
Chapter 11: Economic Development
Part Four: Contemporary Issues
Chapter 12: Indigenous People and the Canadian Justice System
Chapter 13: Indigenous Health in Canada
Chapter 14: Urban Indigenous Issues