ERIC Number: ED110233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Migration, Adjustment, and Integration of the Indian Into the Urban Environment.
McCaskill, Donald N.
The migration, adjustment, and integration patterns of Canadian Indian and Metis families in an urban setting were studied. Data were collected in 1968 via a 64-item interview schedule administered to a sample of 71 families moving into the city of Winnepeg, Canada. Addressing the problems of migration, adjustment, and integration, analysis involved examination of: (1) pertinent literature; (2) situational factors in the community of origin (the reserve and Metis community); (3) socioeconomic characteristics of the sample; (4) motivational determinants of the migration process; (5) situational factors in community of destination (hypotheses relative to the role of previously existing primary group contacts and the role of organizational assistance in the city); (6) settlement patterns in the city ('stable' and 'unstable' lower class areas); (7) community orientation as a possible scale of urban adjustment; (8) role of the reserve and Metis community in the process of urban adjustment (economic and acculturation scaling of sample reserves and Metis communities, hypotheses on community of origin and urban adjustment, and returning "home" as a factor in urban adjustment); (9) possible paths to urban integration (formation of an ethnic group identity and community organization). (Author/JC)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), American Indians, Canada Natives, Community Coordination, Demography, History, Literature Reviews, Masters Theses, Migration, Motivation, Residential Patterns, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Integration, Socioeconomic Background, Tables (Data), Urban American Indians
Inter-Library Loan, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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