Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 5 - Moving Forward, Making a Difference

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Aboriginal Policy Research Volume V

Moving Forward, Making a Difference

By: Jerry P. White, Susan Wingert, Dan Beavon, and Paul Maxim (Editors)

The research and policy discussions included in Aboriginal Policy Research, Volume V is divided into four parts: The Historical Dimension; Community Impacts; Demographic Impacts; and Legal Issues and Future Directions.

ISBN 978-1-55077-165-7
Edition First
Year 2007
Page Count 190

$ 34.95


Co-chaired by Dan Beavon of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Jerry White of the University of Western Ontario, and Peter Dinsdale of the National Association of Friendship Centres, the conference promoted interaction between researchers, policy-makers, and Aboriginal peoples. It expanded knowledge of the social, economic, and demographic determinants of Aboriginal well-being, and sought to identify and facilitate the means by which this knowledge may be translated into effective policies.

The fifth volume in the Aboriginal Policy Research series derives from the proceedings of a pre-conference workshop on gender issues related to defining identity and Indian status (often referred to as Bill C-31). This book has two guest editors, Wendy Cornet and Erik Anderson, who were instrumental in the organizing of the workshop.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Historical Dimension

  • Testimonial, Edna Francis
  • The Search for Consensus: A Legislative History of Bill C-31, 1969-1985, Gerard Hartley
  • Revisiting Histories of Legal Assimilation, Racialized Injustice, and the Future of Indian Status in Canada, Martin Cannon
Part Two: Community Impacts
  • Testimonial, Shirley Clarke
  • Bill C-31: A Study of Cultural Trauma, Jo-Anne Fiske and Evelyn George
  • Impacts of the 1985 Indian Act Amendments: A Case Study of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Stewart Clatworthy
Part Three: Demographic Impacts
  • Testimonial, Ethelyne Peck
  • Indian Registration, Membership, and Population Change in First Nations Communities, Stewart Clatworthy
Part Four: Legal Issues and Future Directions
  • Testimonial, Barbara Dorey
  • Indian Registration: Unrecognized and Unstated Paternity, Michelle Mann
  • Indian Status, Band Membership, First Nation Citizenship, Kinship, Gender, and Race: Reconsidering the Role of Federal Law, Wendy Cornet

About the Authors

Jerry P. White
University of Western Ontario

Professor White is now Associate Dean (Graduate Studies, Policy and Planning) in Social Science with responsibilities for graduate affairs, strategic planning, and in the development of policy and review processes across the faculty, including both interdisciplinary activities and Aboriginal affairs. He is the Director of the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium and has authored several books on Aboriginal policy.

Susan Wingert
University of Western Ontario

Susan Wingert is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. She is also a Research Associate with the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium.

Paul Maxim
University of Western Ontario

Paul Maxim is Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Western Ontario. He is co-director of the First Nations Cohesion Project at Western and co-author of Aboriginal Conditions: The Research Foundations of Public Policy (UBC Press, 2003).

Dan Beavon
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Dan Beavon is director of the Research and Analysis Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He has worked in policy research for twenty years and manages an Aboriginal research program on a variety of issues, including increasing the amount and quality of strategic information available to the policy process.