“We Were Not the Savages is a history of the near demise, from a Mi'kmaq perspective, of ancient democratic North American First Nations, caused by the European invasion of the Americas, with special focus on the Mi'kmaq. Although other European Nations, Spain for instance, were in on the slaughter this history relates in detail the actions of only one, Great Britain.”
"This paper provides an analysis of policy discourse as it concerns Indigenous labour market development in Northern Alberta. In the process, the authors unearth the manner in which current federal and provincial government policy obscures a long history of attempted colonial domination with respect to Indigenous peoples in Canada more generally. Typically, economic booms are spoken of as an opportunity to democratize labour opportunities, through the discourse of “partnership” and “social inclusion” in particular.
"Almost a decade after the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP, 1996) - an international decade dedicated by the United Nations to Indigenous People - it is timely to reflect on the state of the Aboriginal economy, on what has been achieved in Aboriginal economic development, how success is measured, and what barriers persist.
"The economic history of the Micmac in Nova Scotia is detailed, and the contemporary demographic, educational and employment patterns of the population is examined closely. An overview of the four important social science theories that apply to the population is given. Policies and strategies to promote development of both on and off reserve populations are elaborated."
"An overview of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommendations regarding economic development, descriptions of the past and current situations of Aboriginal economic development in Canada, and how corporate Canada can contribute to economic development in such communities."
This course is a survey of the history of Aboriginal Peoples. Because the breadth of the course is substantial, i.e., from pre-contact to the present, ten modules are insufficient to permit a comprehensive and detailed study of the chronological history of Aboriginal Peoples. This course does enable a study of several significant periods in the political and economic history of Aboriginal Peoples sufficiently that one’s understanding of a general history of Aboriginal Peoples is enhanced.