Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 1 - Setting the Agenda for Change

Click to open expanded view

Aboriginal Policy Research Volume I

Setting the Agenda for Change

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

The research and policy discussions included in Aboriginal Policy Research, Volume I offers a portion of the original papers presented at the first Aboriginal Policy Research Conference held in Ottawa in 2002.

ISBN 978-1-55077-142-8
Edition First
Year 2004
Page Count 240

$ 34.95


Co-hosted by Indian and Northern Affairs and the University of Western Ontario, the conference promoted interaction between researchers, policy-makers, and Aboriginal peoples. It expanded on the knowledge of the social, economic, and demographic determinants of Aboriginal well-being, and it sought to identify and facilitate the means by which this knowledge may be translated into effective policies.

The text is divided into complementary themes. Volume I begins with contextual research, followed by issues of demography and well-being, and concludes with the topical issue of education.

Table of Contents

Part One: Historical

  • The Policy Agenda of Native Peoples from World War II to the 1969 White Paper, John Leslie
  • History, the Courts, and Treaty Policy: Lessons from Marshall and Nisga’a, Jim Miller
Part Two: Demography and Well-Being
  • Measuring the Well-Being of Aboriginal People: An Application of the United Nations Human Development Index to Registered Indians in Canada, 1981-96, Martin Cooke, Dan Beavon, and Mindy McHardy
  • Income and First Nations Elderly, Stephen Obeng Gyimah, Jerry White, and Paul Maxim
  • Reporting Métis in Urban Centres on the 1996 Census, Lorna Jantzen
  • Housing Discrimination among a Sample of Aboriginal People in Winnipeg and Thompson, Manitoba, Irwin Cohen and Raymond Corrado
Part Three: Education
  • An Examination of Educational Success, Jerry White, Paul Maxim, and Nicholas D. Spence
  • Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Labour Market Outcomes in Canada, 1996, Jeremy Hull
  • Education and Lifetime Income for Aboriginal People in Saskatchewan, Eric Howe
  • Student Performance Data and Research Tools to Ensure Aboriginal Student Success, Heather Morin
  • Educational Outcomes of Students Funded by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Illustration of a Longitudinal Assessment with Potential Application to Policy Research, Annette Vermaeten, Mary Jane Norris, and Marion Buchmeier

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.

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.