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First Nations, First Thoughts

The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada

edited by Annis May Timpson

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publisher: UBC Press
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Countless books and articles have traced the impact of colonialism and public policy on Canada’s First Nations, but few have explored the impact of Aboriginal thought on public discourse and policy development in Canada. First Nations, First Thoughts brings together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars who cut through the prevailing orthodoxy to reveal Indigenous thinkers and activists as a pervasive presence in diverse political, constitutional, and cultural debates and arenas, including urban spaces, historical texts, public policy, and cultural heritage preservation. This innovative, thought-provoking collection contributes to the decolonization process by encouraging us to imagine a stronger, fairer Canada in which Aboriginal self-government and expression can be fully realized.

Contributor Notes

Annis May Timpson is Director of the Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Contributors: Stephanie Bolton, Alison K. Brown, Robin Jarvis Brownlie, Margaret Kovach, Kiera L. Ladner, Fiona MacDonald, Leslie McCartney, Michael Murphy, Tim Patterson, Laura Peers, Gabrielle A. Slowey, and Martin Whittles

Editorial Review

First Nations, First Thoughts affirms the priority of Indigenous thought in understanding and developing public discourses in Canada, and constitutes another step forward in ensuring that Indigenous and Settler people continue to work towards a truly postcolonial future.

— Studies in Social Political Thought, Vol 18, Winter 2010

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First Nations, First Thoughts: The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada

This book challenges the thesis of Tom Flanagan’s provocative book First Nations? Second Thoughts [2000]. The 14 contributors examine the impact of Aboriginal thought on public discourse in Canada. The topics presented enable both indigenous and settler populations to reconsider interpretations of Canada’s history as well as the present status of indigenous peoples. Cultural, political, economic and museum viewpoints are critiqued. Readers are encouraged to recognize and embrace indigenous thought and perspectives related to cultural perceptions, inclusion, negotiation and legislation. Topics include validating historical experiences, and the importance of oral history as well as photographic records, governance matters and decolonization.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2010-2011.

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