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Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation

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By examining the root causes of aboriginal problems, Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard expose the industry that has grown up around land claim settlements, showing that aboriginal policy development over the past thirty years has been manipulated by non-aboriginal lawyers and consultants. They analyse all the major aboriginal policies, examine issues that have received l ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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copacatii
This book is just horrible.... Nothing more can be said of it tbh
Cattle Class
Well researched, though with a few howlers (eg suggesting that the six stages of the BC treaty process were invented to mask failure in progress rather than being there from the start).

Fundamentally, however it starts with a belief in individualism above all else, points out flaws in existing (imposed) communities and then concludes that individualism is the answer.

To be the Devil's Advocate: why not examine the view that if aboriginal groups could make economic use of the lands taken from them
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Brian Gilchrist
An interesting read that makes some good and valid points that really make you think. The one that really stood out for me was the question asked of "What would be the plight of our first nations had there been no Residential Schools?" At first the quick response is to suggest there would be no legacy of abuse and cultural genocide, but going deeper than that it poses the theory that we would have an entire uneducated / illiterate culture.

Where the book seems to fall down is that it is fast to p
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