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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press in Montreal, Buffalo .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Canada,
  • Prairie Provinces.,
  • Prairie Provinces

Subjects:

  • Indians of North America -- Canada -- Government relations.,
  • Indians of North America -- Prairie Provinces.,
  • Indians of North America -- Prairie Provinces -- Economic conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-201) and index.

StatementHelen Buckley.
SeriesMcGill-Queen"s native and northern series ;, 7
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE78.P7 B83 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination209 p. :
Number of Pages209
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1462693M
ISBN 100773508937
LC Control Number93120660

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If there are any Canadians who still have questions about the value of self-government today, they should buy a copy of Helen Buckley's new book, "From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare". It is a disturbing documentary of the failure of years of federal Indian policies, and it concludes that Canada's aboriginal people will remain in a state of. Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. FROM WOODEN PLOUGHS TO WELFARE: WHY INDIAN POLICY FAILED IN PRAIRIE PROVINCES (MCGILL-QUEEN'S NATIVE AND NORTHERN SERIES) By Helen Buckley **Mint Condition**. Helen Buckley, From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare: Why Indian Policy Failed in the Prairie Provinces, Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, pp., ISBN , $ cloth. The objective of this book is to explain why the First Nations of Western Canada never became full partners in Canadian Society, why they lost their independence and how they can regain it. Helen Buckley is the author of From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 1 review, published ), If I were in charge of Christmas (4 /5.

Get this from a library! From wooden ploughs to welfare: why Indian policy failed in the Prairie provinces. [Helen Buckley] -- This study examines the problems of poverty and isolation among status Indians in the Prairie Provinces of Canada since the signing of treaties . From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare examines the reserve system imposed by the Canadian government in the s - a system, rooted in theories of racial difference, that stifled initiative, opportunity, and self-esteem. The s saw the collapse of the reserve economy, until then sustained by casual wage work or trapping. The government's answer was a welfare program which marked a new era of. From Wooden Ploughs to Welfare examines the reserve system imposed by the Canadian government in the s - a system, rooted in theories of racial difference, that stifled initiative, opportunity, and self-esteem. The s saw the collapse of the reserve economy, until then sustained by . The pass system was an informal Canadian administrative policy, never codified in the Indian Act or enacted as law, which intended to keep First Nations in Canada separated from settlers and confined to Indian reserves, unless they had been issued a special travel permit, called a pass issued by a government official known as an Indian Agent. It was introduced in , at the time of the North.

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