ERIC Number: ED042530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Contemporary Indians of Canada: A Report on Economic, Political, Educational Needs and Policies, Vol. I.
Cairns, H. A. C.; And Others
As the first of 2 volumes of a survey of contemporary (1966) economic, political, and educational needs of Indians of Canada, this study viewed the difficulties Indians have faced economically and politically. The study took over 2 years to complete, and over 40 scholars participated using interviews, firsthand observations, and questionnaires to gather data. It was noted that personal disorganization is the explanation for the Indian's failure to develop economically, which results in his failure to adjust to the dominant culture. Lack of economic development was reported as the overriding problem confronting the Canadian Indian. The document also viewed the argument of the Indian's right to citizenship status. It was recommended that sources of action be provided which would be profitable for the Indian in terms of improving his position to make his choice in life. Educational needs of Canadian Indians were surveyed in Volume II, ED 035 466. (EL)
Descriptors: Administration, Agency Role, American Indians, Civil Rights, Community, Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Health, Legislation, Political Influences, Program Development, Sociocultural Patterns
Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa (Ontario).