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Indian Education in Canada, Volume 2

The Challenge

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.

265 pages

Table of Contents

Foreword / Chief John Snow


1 The Challenge of Indian Education: An Overview / Jean Barman, Yvonne M. Hebert, and Don McCaskill

2 First Nations Control of Education: The Path to our Survival as Nations / Dianne Longboat

3 Role Shock in Local Community Control of Indian Education / Richard King

4 Education as a Total Way of Life: The Nisga’a Experience / Alvin McKay and Bert McKay

5 The Cree Experience / Billy Diamond

6 Mi’kmaq Linguistic Integrity: A Case Study of Mi’kmawey School / Marie Battiste

7 Blue Quills Native Education Centre: A Case Study / Lucy Bashford and Hans Heinzerling

8 My Elders Tell Me / Beatrice Medicine

9 Revitalization of Indian Culture: Indian Cultural Survival Schools / Don McCaskill

10 The Education of Urban Native Children: The Sacred Circle Project / Vernon R. Douglas

11 Training Indian Teachers in a Community Setting: The Mount Currie Lil’wat Programme / Lorna B. Williams and June Wyatt

12 Evaluation of Indian Education: Issues and Challenges / Yvonne M. Hebert

Notes on Contributors


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