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ERIC Number: ED124334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Defeathering the Indian.
LaRoque, Emma
In an effort to mitigate the stultified image of the American Indian in Canada, this handbook on Native Studies is written from the Indian point of view and is designed to sensitize the dominant society, particularly educators. While numerous approaches and pointers are presented and specific mateirals are recommended, the focus is essentially general. Material is presented via five chapters as follows: (1) Rationale (education by and for Native peoples is not enough; the dominant society must be educated to respect and appreciate more than the externals of Indianness if the level of the Indian's self-concept is to be raised); (2) Heritage or Culture? (Native people must define themselves; educators must not confuse present Indian culture with heritage; and culture is more than a package of tangibles); (3) Stereotypes: Past and Present (preparing lessons on stereotyping and culture clash); (4) The Media and the Indian (about history books; about compensatory education; a personal essay on poverty; and beyond words); (5) Miscellaneous Reflections (the tendency to either dwell upon cultural differences to the point of excluding similarities or to universalize mankind at the expense of identity and diversity). Additionally, this book presents a brief bibliography on treaties; the Metis; art; religion and values; and current issues and problems. (Author/JC)
The Book Society of Canada Limited, Publishers, 4386 Sheppard Ave., Agincourt, Ontario (ISBN-0-7725-5028-X, $2.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada