- Aboriginal peoples [electronic resource] : fact and fiction / Pierre Lepage ; translation, Jan Jordon.
- Main Author:
- Lepage, Pierre, 1947-
- Corporate Author:
Quebec, Que. : Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, 2009
(Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2011).
- Variant Title:
- Also issued in French under title: Mythes et réalités sur les peuples autochtones.
Also available in print version.
We are about to venture into the little-known territory of relations with Aboriginal peoples, from the French Regime (and the period of the British Conquest that followed it) of long ago to our own times? This long span of events is essential to any understanding of contemporary relations between Quebecers and Aboriginal peoples, yet it has been characterized in our schoolbooks by a mysterious phenomenon: the virtual disappearance of the Aboriginal peoples from the historical landscape!
- Item Description:
Issued as part of the Canadian Electronic Library documents collection.
- Physical Description:
1 electronic text (viii, 88 p.) : ill., maps, digital file.
- Technical Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Includes bibliographical references.
Access restricted to York University faculty, staff and students.
Table of Contents
- 1. Enduring myths
- Conquest and the obligation to assimilate
- Savagery and higher civilisation
- Birth of a Canadien identity
- 2. Discovering ancestral rights
- The Royal Proclamation and the documents of the period
- A relationship based on alliances and treaties
- A policy that continued under the British Regime
- 3. Assimilation: not a hidden Objective
- The Indians: exclusively under federal jurisdiction
- From protection to coercion
- The real nature of the Indian Act
- Paternalism, loss of autonomy, and dependence
- Abuses of power
- Undue control of political movements
- 4. Dealing with different rights
- A regime of guardianship
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Self-government: an alternative to guardianship
- 5. Sharing territory
- A highly emotional debate
- Respecting consent
- The treaties of Upper Canada: purchases for hard cash
- The Robinson Treaties: a call to order
- The post-Confederation numbered treaties
- Treaty benefits
- Opposite views on treaty terms
- In Quebec, a troubling observation
- A matter of sharing
- 6. Overcoming prejudice
- A distorted perception
- The true face of aboriginal communities
- Aboriginal youth are especially vulnerable
- 7. Learning about nations
- Eleven diverse nations
- Métis and non-status Indians
- Aboriginal peoples in the city
- 8. Common interests
- Works referred to or cited.