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Indian Education in Canada, Volume 1

The Legacy

The two volumes comprising Indian Education in Canada present the first full-length discussion of this important subject since the adoption in 1972 of a new federal policy moving toward Indian control of Indian education. Volume 1 analyzes the education of Indian children by whites since the arrival of the first Europeans in Canada. Volume 2 is concerned with the wide-ranging changes that have taken place since 1972.

180 pages

Table of Contents

Foreword / Chief John Snow


1 The Legacy of the Past: An Overview / Jean Barman, Yvonne Hebert, Don McCaskill

2 Micmac Literacy and Cognitive Assimilation / Marie Battiste

3 Education for Francization: The Case of New France in the Seventeenth Century / Cornelius J. Jaenen

4 “No Blanket to be Worn in School”: The Education of Indians in Nineteenth-Century Ontario / J. Donald Wilson

5 Creating Little Dominions within the Dominion: Early Catholic Indian Schools in Saskatchewan and British Columbia / Jacqueline Gresko

6 Separate and Unequal: Indian and White Girls at All Hallows School, 1884-1920 / Jean Barman

7 A Very Imperfect Means of Education: Indian Day Schools in the Yukon Territory, 1890-1955 / Ken Coates

8 The Changing Experience of Indian Residential Schooling: Blue Quills, 1931-1970 / Diane Persson

Notes on Contributors


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