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Aboriginal conditions [electronic resource] : research as a foundation for public policy /
edited by Jerry P. White, Paul S. Maxim, and Dan Beavon.
imprint
Vancouver, B.C. : University of British Columbia Press c2003.
description
xi, 285 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0774810211
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imprint
Vancouver, B.C. : University of British Columbia Press c2003.
isbn
0774810211
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11065113
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
"Grounded in recent research, this book successfully identifies key issues bearing on the current social challenges Aboriginal people face in Canada." ­Nathalie Piquemal, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, Great Plains Research, Spring 2005 "The authors of Aboriginal Conditions are unapologetically quantitative in their approach, and, it must be said, sophisticatedly and successfully so. Ultimately, I think this book represents an important addition to any serious discussions regarding Aboriginal issues in Canada and I highly recommend its adoption in any number of courses with Aboriginal issues content." ­Chris Anderson, School of Native Studies, University of Edmonton, The American Review of Canadian Studies, Spring 2005
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What role does social science research play in public policy decisions on Aboriginal issues? How can policymakers, Aboriginal organizations, and social scientists collaborate to best serve Aboriginal communities and the policymaking processes that affect them? Aboriginal Conditions considers such questions, with an aim to promote policymaking that is firmly based on social scientific evidence. Aimed at three main constituencies - Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal social scientists, government and Aboriginal policymakers, and Aboriginal communities - the book has multiple purposes. First, it presents findings from recent research, with the goal of advancing research agenda, and stimulating positive social development. Second, it encourages greater links between the social scientific and external research communities and demonstrates the kind of research needed as a foundation for public policy. Finally, it acts as a guide to research methods for Aboriginal communities and organizations, and promotes cooperation between researchers and Aboriginal peoples in an effort to ensure that research decisions serve both groups equally. A vital addition to public policy and Native studies, Aboriginal Conditions will be welcomed by social scientists, policymakers, and academics working in these fields.
Table of Contents
Tables and Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Introduction: The Focus of Aboriginal Conditionsp. xiii
Thinking Outside the Box: Building Models Based on Communitiesp. 3
Social Capital, Social Cohesion, and Population Outcomes in Canada's First Nations Communitiesp. 7
The Limits of Our Knowledge and the Need to Refine Understandingsp. 35
Perils and Pitfalls of Aboriginal Demography: Lessons Learned from the RCAP Projectionsp. 39
Impacts of the 1985 Amendments to the Indian Act on First Nations Populationsp. 63
Changing Ethnicity: The Concept of Ethnic Driftersp. 91
Aboriginal Mobility and Migration Patterns and the Policy Implicationsp. 108
Confronting Culture with Science: Language and Public Policyp. 131
Aboriginal Language Retention and Socio-Economic Development: Theory and Practicep. 136
Aboriginal Language Transmission and Maintenance in Families: Results of an Intergenerational and Gender-Based Analysis for Canada, 1996p. 164
Measuring and Predicting Capacity and Developmentp. 197
An Application of the United Nations Human Development Index to Registered Indians in Canada, 1996p. 201
Dispersion and Polarization of Income among Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Canadiansp. 222
Toward an Index of Community Capacity: Predicting Community Potential for Successful Program Transferp. 248
Conclusion: The Research-Policy Nexus--What Have We Learned?p. 264
Notes on Contributorsp. 271
Indexp. 273
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