This extensively updated second edition is written to cover various aspects of the colonization and dehumanization of Indigenous peoples in Canada; and to provide information on the urban Indigenous experience. It explores the ways in which urban Indigenous peoples heal from colonialism and addictions in the city.
To this end, the book provides recommendations for developing policy and program frameworks for developing improvements to a colonial society, which is nurtured by Indigenous people’s death, oppression, impoverishment and social exclusion.
The experience of urban Indigenous life will not fade away. Indigenous populations are increasing within urban spaces every year. Sometimes Indigenous peoples feel there is nothing more for them in rural areas or on reserves. Recognizing that the city is a place filled with possibility, urban Indigenous peoples will continue to come, and their urban populations will continue to grow. The book rejects any false claim that Indigenous people should simply assimilate and end their struggle against colonialism.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
INDIGENOUS QUALITY OF LIFE
MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS
COLONIAL RACISM AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION
WAYS OF KNOWING
INDIGENOUS INCARCERATION INEQUALITIES
ATTITUDE AND ACTIONS – INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE
CHALLENGE TO EXPLOITATION
INDIGENOUS YOUTH AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
HEALING AND SICKNESS
About the Authors:
John G. Hansen, PhD was born and raised in northern Manitoba; he is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. John is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Saskatchewan, and his research and teaching specialization is in the area of Justice, Crime and Society, focusing on Indigenous knowledge and non-Western models of justice.
Rose Antsanen, MEd was born and raised in northern Manitoba; she is fluent in the Dene language and is a member of the Lac Brochet Dene Nation. Rose holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan; A Bachelor of Indigenous Studies; and A Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work from the University of Regina.