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The Resource A way of life that does not exist : Canada and the extinguishment of the Innu, Colin Samson

A way of life that does not exist : Canada and the extinguishment of the Innu, Colin Samson

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A way of life that does not exist : Canada and the extinguishment of the Innu
Title
A way of life that does not exist
Title remainder
Canada and the extinguishment of the Innu
Statement of responsibility
Colin Samson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on extensive research and fieldwork in Labrador over many years, A Way of Life That Does Not Exist brings to light the tragedies that have overtaken the Innu as the Canadian state, pursuing a policy of assimilation, has sought to extinguish both their uniqueness and their right to the land. In the 1950s and 1960s the Innu people were prompted by the Canadian authorities to abandon nomadic hunting, the way of life that had made them independent and self-reliant occupants of a vast area of the Sub-Arctic. After they were settled in government-built villages, there was a marked deterioration in the health and vitality of the people. This resulted in the creation of a way of life - neither Innu nor Canadian - "that does not exist", and it precipitated some of the highest suicide rates in the world, epidemics of gas-sniffing among children, and widespread alcoholism. The scale of the tragedy has attracted many national headlines and continues to give rise to international human rights concerns." "Colin Samson looks in detail at Innu relations with the Canadian state, developers, explorers, missionaries, educators, health-care professionals, and the justice system. Although the Innu have lost land and lives in the attempts to assimilate them, Samson demonstrates that many have also resisted the official state policy of "extinguishment" through both political channels and by maintaining a resilient belief in their distinctiveness and their attachment to the land."--BOOK JACKET
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Samson, Colin.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Canada
Label
A way of life that does not exist : Canada and the extinguishment of the Innu, Colin Samson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-384) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. 6
  • Prologue.
  • p. 8
  • 1.
  • Burdens on the Crown.
  • p. 27
  • 2.
  • Map Precedes the Territory.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Odes to Labrador.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Evolution of Civilization and Toil.
  • p. 124
  • 5.
  • Ashamed and Confused.
  • p. 156
  • 6.
  • Teaching Lies.
  • p. 185
  • 7.
  • We Are Always Sick.
  • p. 222
  • 8.
  • Healing, Drinking, and Lost Autonomy.
  • p. 269
  • 9.
  • Justice and Judgement.
  • p. 296
  • Conclusion: Canada, Extinguisment, and the Future of the Innu.
  • p. 326
  • Notes.
  • p. 341
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 367
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
ocm59341226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9781859845257
Lccn
2003467180
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A way of life that does not exist : Canada and the extinguishment of the Innu, Colin Samson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-384) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements.
  • p. 6
  • Prologue.
  • p. 8
  • 1.
  • Burdens on the Crown.
  • p. 27
  • 2.
  • Map Precedes the Territory.
  • p. 57
  • 3.
  • Odes to Labrador.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Evolution of Civilization and Toil.
  • p. 124
  • 5.
  • Ashamed and Confused.
  • p. 156
  • 6.
  • Teaching Lies.
  • p. 185
  • 7.
  • We Are Always Sick.
  • p. 222
  • 8.
  • Healing, Drinking, and Lost Autonomy.
  • p. 269
  • 9.
  • Justice and Judgement.
  • p. 296
  • Conclusion: Canada, Extinguisment, and the Future of the Innu.
  • p. 326
  • Notes.
  • p. 341
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 367
  • Index.
  • p. 385
Control code
ocm59341226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9781859845257
Lccn
2003467180
Other physical details
ill.

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