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ERIC Number: ED043039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 299
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Change Among the Cree Indians of Quebec. Summary Report. McGill Cree Project.
Chance, Norman A; And Others
This summary report presents in highly condensed form some of the major findings and recommendations of an anthropological research study conducted among 1500 Cree Indians within a specified geographical area of north central Quebec in the years 1966-68. After a brief introduction, the study analyzes the historical roots of their underdevelopment, focusing on the considerable exploitation of the Cree by whites. The results are most visible in the cultural, economic, and geographic "enclave" in which the Indians reside. A second section of the report examined the social and cultural adaptations which the Cree have worked out in their efforts to survive in the changing world around them. The "opportunities" offered them by the dominant society are viewed from the perspective of their inadequacy in coming to grips with many viable features of Cree life. Values underlying present policies are discussed and recommendations made which involve: (1) increasing the economic opportunities of the Cree; (2) reorganizing and, thereby, rendering more effective, the educational system; and (3) establishing an Indian social development program. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Regional Economic Expansion, Ottawa (Ontario).