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Social Science Native American Studies

Indigenous in the City

Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation

edited by Evelyn Peters & Chris Andersen

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2013
Category
Native American Studies, Urban, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774824644
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $95.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774824675
    Publish Date
    Apr 2013
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774824651
    Publish Date
    Jan 2014
    List Price
    $34.95

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Description

Research on Indigenous issues rarely focuses on life in major metropolitan centres. Instead, there is a tendency to frame rural locations as emblematic of authentic or “real” Indigeneity. While such a perspective may support Indigenous struggles for territory and recognition, it fails to account for large swaths of contemporary Indigenous realities, including the increased presence of Indigenous people in cities. The contributors to this volume explore the implications of urbanization on the production of distinctive Indigenous identities in Canada, the US, New Zealand, and Australia. In doing so, they demonstrate the resilience, creativity, and complexity of the urban Indigenous presence.

About the authors

Evelyn Peters is 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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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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