Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 6 - Learning, Technology, and Traditions

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Aboriginal Policy Research Volume VI

Learning, Technology, and Traditions

By: Jerry P. White, Julie Peters, Dan Beavon, and Peter Dinsdale (Editors)

The research and policy discussions included in Aboriginal Policy Research Volume VI, offer a portion of the original papers presented at the third Aboriginal Policy Research Conference held in Ottawa in 2009.

ISBN 978-1-55077-193-0
Edition First
Year 2010
Page Count 246

$ 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, this APRC, like those before it, brought researchers, policy-makers, and the Aboriginal community together to make connections, hear about leading research, and learn together.

Volume VI begins with a look at education, followed by issues of technology and community well-being, and concludes with a section on revitalizing spiritual traditions and languages.

Table of Contents

Part One: Education Issues

  • Using Data to Monitor Early Literacy Development, Elizabeth A. Sloat and Joan F. Beswick
  • Support for First Nations Students: The Significance of the Aboriginal Resource Teacher’s Role, Jody Alexander, Judy Hewitt, and Thérèse Narbonne
  • School Success and the Intergenerational Effect of Residential Schooling, Evelyne Bougie and Sacha Senécal
  • Reflections of Indian Teacher Education Program Graduates: Considerations for Educational Policy and Research, Randolph Wimmer, Louise Legare, Yvette Arcand, and Michael Cottrell
  • Forging Partners, Opening Doors: Community School Case Studies from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Susan Phillips
Part Two: Technology and Community Well-Being
  • Building the First Nations E-Community, Judy Whiteduck
  • First Nations SchoolNet and the Migration of Broadband and Community-Based ICT Applications, Tim Whiteduck
  • Utilizing Technologies to Promote Education and Well-Being: The Kuhkenah Network (K-Net), Penny Carpenter
  • Case Study 1: Video Conferencing and Remote and Rural First Nations, Susan O’Donnell, Brian Walmark, and Brecken Rose Hancock
  • Case Study 2: Part 1: Digital Education in Remote Aboriginal Communities, Brian Walmark
  • Case Study 2: Part 2: Keewaytinook Internet High School Review (2003–2008), Darrin Potter
  • Case Study 3: The K-Net Approach to Water Treatment, Barry Strachan
  • Case Study 4: Telehealth/Telemedicine Services in Remote First Nations in Northern Ontario, Donna Williams
Part Three: Revitalizing Spiritual Tradions and Languages
  • Conflicting Ethics: Aboriginal Values and Religious Renaissance, Earle Waugh
  • Mitákuye Owás’į (All my relatives): Dakota Wiĉoni (Way of Life) and Wiĉozani Waŝte (Well-being), Mark Ruml
  • The Policy Implications of Revitalizing Traditional Aboriginal Religions, Marc Fonda

About the Authors

Jerry P. White
University of Western Ontario

Jerry P. White serves as 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.

Julie Peters
University of Western Ontario

Julie Peters is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. She also works as a Research Associate with the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium.

Peter Dinsdale
University of Western Ontario

Peter Dinsdale has worked with Aboriginal people and organizations in the urban environment at the local, regional, and national levels to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people. He is also executive director of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC).

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.