First Nations in Canada: Decolonization and Self-Determination

Dr. Mark Aquash wrote this informative academic paper focused on using Indigenous education to advance decolonization and self-determination. It also serves well as an Indigenous view of colonial history in Canada.

“The purpose of this paper is to examine how the geo-political and policy relationships have evolved between First Nations and the colonial regimes involved in the formation of Canada as a nation; to consider how Canada as an evolving colonial entity has used education as a process of colonization of First Nation communities, families, and children; and to regard decolonization and self-determination as processes in education that can derail oppression in First Nation communities.”

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