Aboriginal Policy Research Vol. 2 - Setting the Agenda for Change

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Aboriginal Policy Research Volume II

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 II offer a portion of the original papers presented at the first Aboriginal Policy Research Conference held in Ottawa in 2002.

ISBN 978-1-55077-143-5
Edition First
Year 2004
Page Count 312

$ 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 texts are divided into complementary themes. The chapters in Volume 2 address the themes of economic development; health; gender issues; and crime, victimization, and healing.

Table of Contents

Part One: Economic Development

  • American Indian Tribes’ Financial Accountability to the United States Government: Context, Procedures and Implications, Catherine Curtis and Miriam Jorgensen
  • Situation de faible revenu de long terme des Autochtones hors reserve au Canada, Dominique Fleury
  • Aboriginal Development: The Process Is Critical to Success, Cynthia Chataway
Part Two: Health
  • A Framework for Aboriginal Health Systems, Laurel Lemchuk-Favel and Richard Jock
  • Transforming Whose Knowledge? Exchanging Whose Best Practice? On Knowing about Indigenous Knowledge and Aboriginal Suicide, Michael Chandler and Christopher Lalonde
  • Social Capital in First Nations Communities: Concept and Measurement, Javier Mignone, Janet Longclaws, John O’Neil, and Cameron Mustard
Part Three: Gender Issues
  • Matrimonial Real Property Issues On-Reserve, Wendy Cornet and Allison Lendor
  • Urban Aboriginal Women in British Columbia and the Impacts of Matrimonial Real Property Regime, Karen Abbott
  • Aboriginal Single Mothers in Canada, 1996: A Statistical Profile, Jeremy Hull
  • La Fécondité des Indiennes à 15 à 19 ans, 1980-99, Norbert Robitaille, Ali Kouaouci, and Eric Guimond
  • Unstated Paternity: Estimates and Contributing Factors, Stewart Clatworthy
Part Four: Crime, Victimization, and Healing
  • Childhood Experiences of Aboriginal Offenders, Shelley Trevethan and John-Patrick Moore
  • Aboriginal Resource Access in Response to Criminal Victimization in an Urban Context, Raymond Corrado, Irwin Cohen, and Jesse Cale
  • Aboriginal Sexual Offending in Canada: A Review of the Evidence, John Hylton
  • A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hollow Water First Nation’s Community Holistic Healing Process, Ed Buller

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.