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Social Science Demography

Aboriginal Populations

Social, Demographic, and Epidemiological Perspectives

contributions by Frank Trovato, Anatole Romaniuk, Chris Andersen, Nickolas Biddle, Michael J. Chandler, Stewart Clatworthy, Senada Delic, James Frideres, Gustave Goldmann, Eric Guimond, Malcolm King, Brenda Kobayashi, Than H. Kukutai, Ron Laliberté, Roger Maaka, Mary Jane Norris, Evelyn J. Peters, Andrey N. Petrov, Ian Pool, Sarah Prout, Norbert Robitaille, Sacha Senécal, Matthew Snipp, John Taylor, Ravi Verma, Cora Voyageur, Mandy Yap & T. Kue Young

The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
May 2014
Demography, Native American Studies
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"The overarching theme of this volume is that Canada's Aboriginal population has reached a critical stage of transition, from a situation in the past characterized by delayed modernization, extreme socio-economic deficit, and minimal control over their demography, to a point of social, political, economic, and demographic ascendancy." -from the Preface Experts from around the world review and extend the research on Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Circumpolar North, mapping recent changes in their demography, health, and sociology and comparing their conditions with that of Indigenous Peoples in other countries. Contributors point to policies and research needed to meet the challenges Indigenous Peoples are likely to face in the 21st century. This substantial volume will prove indispensable and timely to researchers, policy analysts, students, and teachers of social demography and Indigenous Studies. Contributors: Chris Andersen, Nicholas Biddle, Michael J. Chandler, Stewart Clatworthy, Senada Delic, James Frideres, Gustave J. Goldmann, Eric Guimond, Malcolm King, Brenda Kobayashi, Tahu H. Kukutai, Ron F. Laliberté, Roger C.A. Maaka, Mary Jane Norris, Evelyn J. Peters, Andrey N. Petrov, Ian Pool, Sarah Prout, Norbert Robitaille, Anatole Romaniuk, Sacha Senécal, C. Matthew Snipp, John Taylor, Frank Trovato, Ravi B.P. Verma, Cora J. Voyageur, Paul C. Whitehead, Mandy L.M. Yap, T. Kue Young.

About the authors

Frank Trovato is Professor of Demography and Population Studies and a past Director of the Population Research Laboratory at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Frank Trovato's profile page

Anatole Romaniuk is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Alberta and is Past President of the Canadian Federation of Demographers. He has written extensively in the areas of substantive, methodological, and theoretical demography. He received the Canadian Population Society Award for his contribution to Canadian demography and the discipline of population studies. He lives in Ottawa.

Anatole Romaniuk's profile page

Chris Andersen is associate professor, associate dean (research), and the current director of the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research in the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. He is also the current editor of aboriginal policy studies, an online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing on Métis, non-Status Indian, and urban Aboriginal issues in Canada and abroad. He is co-editor of Indigenous in the City: Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation (UBC Press, 2013).

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Nickolas Biddle's profile page

Michael J. Chandler's profile page

Stewart Clatworthy's profile page

Senada Delic's profile page

James Frideres is the author of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and First Nations in the 21st Century. He lives in Calgary.

James Frideres' profile page

Gustave Goldmann's profile page

Eric Guimond is an assistant director at the Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

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Malcolm King's profile page

Brenda Kobayashi's profile page

Than H. Kukutai's profile page

Ron Laliberté's profile page

Roger Maaka's profile page

Mary Jane Norris' profile page

Evelyn Petersis an urban social geographer whose research has focused on First Nations and Métis people in cities. She taught in the Universityof Winnipeg’s Department of Urban and Inner-City Studies, where she held a Canada Research Chair in Inner-City Issues, Community Learning, and Engagement.

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Sarah Prout's profile page

Norbert Robitaille's profile page

Sacha Senécal's profile page

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Dr. Cora Voyageur is First Nations and a sociologist at the University of Calgary. Her research explores the indigenous experience in Canada. Her books include Firekeepers of the Twenty-First Century: First Nations Women Chiefs and My Heroes Have Always Been Indians. She co-edited Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Volumes I and II. Dr. Laura Brearley coordinates the Deep Listening Project, an international creative exchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, musicians, and researchers. The Project grew out of the Koori Cohort of Researchers that she established at RMIT University and Monash University. Laura is a creative research specialist and an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Brian Calliou has been the Program Director of The Banff Centre's Indigenous Leadership and Management since August 2003. His work has appeared in various academic journals and books including Indigenous Peoples and the Modern State and Power and Resistance: Critical Thinking about Canadian Issues. His research interests include Aboriginal leadership, self-government, economic development, Aboriginal and treaty rights.

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Mandy Yap's profile page

T. Kue Young is the TransCanada Chair in Aboriginal Health in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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  • Short-listed, Scholarly and Academic Book Award, Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta

Editorial Reviews

“… [The editors] have brought forward a collection of papers of very high quality, many of which engage the reader in terms of some of the most difficult conceptual and methodological issues to characterize research of this nature. “

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

"Aboriginal Populations examines the striking demographics of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Its scope is encyclopedic and compelling; its findings are often surprising; its commentaries are eloquent. Editors Frank Trovato and Anatole Romaniuk capture a community in transition after centuries of despair..." [Full review at]

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