Anthropology, Public Policy & Native Peoples in Canada // Review
Dyck, Noel, Waldram, James B., Anthropologica
When British Columbia entered Confederation in 1871, First Nations people (referred to then and in Newell's book as Indians) constituted a majority, yet were not consulted in negotiating the terms of union. Nowhere in the process of confederation were the institutions, governments and economies of the First Nations given serious consideration as founding principles of the new Dominion. The Fathers of Confederation thought that, with the implementation of a paternalistic Indian Act, Aboriginal people would eventually disappear or assimilate. They were wrong. The legacy of First Nations exclusion is very much a part of Canada's fundamental character today. Belatedly, the 1982 …
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Publication information: Article title: Anthropology, Public Policy & Native Peoples in Canada // Review. Contributors: Dyck, Noel - Author, Waldram, James B. - Author. Journal title: Anthropologica. Volume: 36. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 1994. Page number: 119. © Wilfrid Laurier University 1996. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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