Aboriginal Education: Fulfilling the Promise by Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache

By Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache

Aboriginal humans in Canada and in different places have unquenchable desire within the promise of schooling. This choice of papers grew out of chosen examine studies and around desk papers commissioned via the Royal fee on Aboriginal Peoples.

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Ottawa: Information Canada. –. House of Commons. 1988. Bill C-93. ) –. Special Committee on Indian Self-Government. 1983. Indian Self-Government in Canada: Report of the Special Committee (the Penner Report). Ottawa: Queen’s Printer. –. 1969. Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy (the White Paper). Ottawa: Indian Affairs and Northern Development. –. Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs (John Reimer, chair). 1989. A Review of the Post-Secondary Student Assistance Program of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

1993. ” In Anthropology, Public Policy and Native Peoples in Canada, ed. Noel Dyck and James B. Waldram. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Yukon Joint Commission on Indian Education and Training (Mary Jane Joe, Chairperson). 1987. Kwiya: Towards a New Partnership in Education. Whitehorse: Yukon Territorial Government. Part 2 Aboriginal Languages and Communications: Voicing the Promise Aboriginal identities are shaped by many factors, but two of the most potent forces are the relationship with one’s ancestral language and with one’s self-concept as formed through the stories and images disseminated by media.

They have turned the tools of mass media into a form of storytelling that resonates with the oral traditions of the Inuit. In the process, broadcasting helps to preserve Inuktitut as a relevant, intergenerational medium of communication. In fact, Aboriginal communications societies in Canada have established Aboriginal language use as vital to their storytelling. But in many parts of Canada, Aboriginal peoples no longer speak their language. Where English and French have become common, the focus is on making sure that Aboriginal stories are not only told, but are told by Aboriginal people.

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