Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada (The Debwe Series)

Indigenous Writes A Guide to First Nations M tis and Inuit Issues in Canada The Debwe Series Delgamuukw Sixties Scoop Bill C Blood quantum Appropriation Two spirit Tsilhqot in Status TRC RCAP FNPOA Pass and permit Numbered Treaties Terra nullius The Great Peace Are you familiar with the te

  • Title: Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada (The Debwe Series)
  • Author: Chelsea Vowel
  • ISBN: 9781553796800
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Delgamuukw Sixties Scoop Bill C 31 Blood quantum Appropriation Two spirit Tsilhqot in Status TRC RCAP FNPOA Pass and permit Numbered Treaties Terra nullius The Great Peace Are you familiar with the terms listed above In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel starts an important dialogue about these and other issues that arise between Indigenous peoples and non IndDelgamuukw Sixties Scoop Bill C 31 Blood quantum Appropriation Two spirit Tsilhqot in Status TRC RCAP FNPOA Pass and permit Numbered Treaties Terra nullius The Great Peace Are you familiar with the terms listed above In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel starts an important dialogue about these and other issues that arise between Indigenous peoples and non Indigenous peoples in Canada In 31 informative, thought provoking, and engaging essays, Chelsea explores the indigenous experience from the time of contact to the present, through five categories The Terminology of Relationships Culture and Identity Myth Busting State Violence and Land, Learning, Law, and Treaties This book will spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community.

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    1. Sometimes you see a book and you just know that it’s the book you’ve been waiting for. That was my reaction when Chelsea Vowel, who blogs and tweets as âpihtawikosisân, announced Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada. You really should read her blog and follow her, because she her writing is clear and informative, and she is excellent at providing further resources. This continues in her book. I was extremely excited to get my hands on a copy, beca [...]

    2. What is an "American Indian"? Seems like an easy enough question. And I am sure we all have an idea in our mind.And we are probably all wrong.This book. This book should be read by everyone. It should be read by Canadians. It should be read by Americans. The rest of the world can read it too, if they want. The point is, this book breaks down and explains to the "settlers", to the children of colonialists, to the non-indigenous what Indigenous peoples are. And as Chelsea says:The Canadian governm [...]

    3. This book was a real eye-opener. I, like so many non-Canadians, have this rose-tinted view of Canada as a beacon of hope, sanity and humanity and I think it's too easy to forget that Canada's colonial history has left plenty of scars and heartache behind, especially for indigenous Canadians. The author has an engaging, accessible style of writing with deft touches of humour thrown in for good measure. The book covers a broad range of topics well, but it doesn't read as if the major subjects are [...]

    4. Essential if you're going to write about, read about, or live in Canada :) The tone was just right. The footnotes are a treasure. I need to buy a copy to have on hand.

    5. Chelsea Vowel's book is, as the subtitle suggests, a study into First Nations, Metis and Inuit issues in Canada. It is a well presented tool for interested Canadians (and others) into indigenous languages, definitions of concepts, cultural traditions and wider political context. It is not a book you read from a-to-z in one go. Rather you select a chapter at the time and absorb its important substance. You will want to refer to it from time to time again and again. It is very well written and mai [...]

    6. Witty, ultra-readable, and informative primer that does what it says on the tin (provides a guide to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit issues in Canada), but is so much more. I read a library copy but will buy my own and urge others to do the same, because it's incredibly helpful in providing necessary background to many important ongoing challenges. I also want to chase down many of the sources referenced in the thorough and helpful endnotes. I realize the foregoing doesn't make it sound very exc [...]

    7. I feel like everyone needs to read this. or at least all us settler Canadians. I thought I knew stuff of indigenous issues because I knew about Residential Schools and the "Sixties Scoop" and the Highway of Tears but I knew so little! I know a tiny bit more, and hopefully after a get to some of the resources Vowel points to at the end of each chapter I'll be a little more knowledgeable about stuff.

    8. Review originally published 19 December 2017 at Falling Letters.I followed Vowel on Twitter for some time before I picked up her book. If you’re new to learning about Indigenous experiences, her Twitter feed may seem overwhelming. Not so her book Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Issues in Canada. Vowel writes in a casual, conversational tone and doesn’t assume the reader to be familiar with the topics she explores.  Although the cover looks somewhat textbook-y, [...]

    9. This was an excellent book written by a well-versed blogger and Tweeter. She is a Metis woman who has studied both law and education. She's lived in both Edmonton and Montreal. The book is written in a series of short chapters that are about the same length as blog posts. It's written in a plain speak, blog-like manner. Vowel debunks a lot of the myths about Indigenous Canada. If someone around you has ever made derogatory comments about indigenous people, and you want to counteract them with ha [...]

    10. You should read this book. When you first get it, it looks a bit like a, dare I say it, boring academic textbook, but looks can be deceiving. The chapters range from 5-8 pages each. Perhaps author Chelsea Vowel recognizes that, nowadays, our attention span and desire to read anything longer than it takes to drink a latte is seriously compromised. Thank you for being succinct! The author often frames the discussion as if she is having a conversation with you directly; she gives you facts, why the [...]

    11. Amazing resource, especially if you are new to a lot of these topics. Should be used as a textbook for all Canadian high school students!

    12. Chelsea Vowel writes with an engaging, lively, and authoritative voice that is easy and fun to read. Despite this dealing with some very dark and disturbing aspects of Canada's past and present treatment of Indigenous, Metis and Inuit peoples, this book is ultimately uplifting, as it truly works hard to create a safe space for the reader to interrogate their own misconceptions. Vowel anticipates reader criticisms and resolves them with compassion, generosity, and facts, taking care to provide re [...]

    13. Essential reading. Clear, compelling, profoundly informative, with lots and lots of "read more" endnotes in every chapter. Also funny and just generally easy and fun to read. Seriously - essential reading for any settler Canadian who wants to know what they can do to advance reconciliation. Education and deep understanding is a critical first step. This book is hugely helpful in getting there and getting past surface understanding, stereotypes, and myths about First Nations in Canada. Recommende [...]

    14. This book was easy to read, although the topics are not as easy. It's broken down into sections about various areas that the Canadian settler-state needs to work on in regards to its treatment/relationships with Indigenous peoples. I learned a lot and could also see many parallels between the Canadian and Australian contexts. I think that even if you're not in Canada this is still an important read.

    15. A clearly written and informative book. I'm pretty sure that I am simply scratching the surface of understanding. But her essays (succinct and wryly humorous in parts) seek to set out the issues and tackle them one by one. Excellent resources at the end of each chapter that, should you want to delve deeper into a topic,will let you do so.

    16. This is a powerful must read that every Canadian citizen should read if they want to try to understand our problematic history. And hopefully to try and make changes going forward.

    17. If you are a non-Indigenous Canadian, please read this, period.Possibly the best and most succinct introductions to a broad range of Canadian Indigenous issues out there. Every non-Indigenous person in the country should know everything in this book. Yes, sometimes her sarcasm is unnecessary and distracting--her simple, clear tone is perfect and when she veers into irony it detracts from the effect of her voice--but the things she's saying are absolutely critical either way, even if they WAY the [...]

    18. 1) "For the most part, when I do need to refer specifically to 'the non-Indigenous peoples living in Canada who form the European-descended sociopolitical majority,' I've decided on the term settler. I feel it is the most accurate relational term and helps to keep the conversation more focused than the term White.[] I pointed out that I feel settler is a relational term, rather than a racial category, which is another way in which it is more useful. Since I have chosen this term, I suppose I do [...]

    19. Chelsea Vowel has given us a lively, smart, and funny primer on Indigenous rights, issues, and history in Canada. I am ashamed to say that I'm almost 50 years old and I needed someone to hold my hand and explain this stuff to me. That it's a bird's nest of complicated history and bills and lawsuits is no excuse; I should have at least understood the basics of the Indigenous experience in Canada before now. I'm grateful to Ms Vowel for having written something so frank, accessible, and friendly, [...]

    20. Excellent!! Both enjoyably conversational in tone and chock-full of facts, rebuttals and references, this is a challenging and satisfying read. I needed to read it twice, with 10 days between, to fully digest it all, because it's easy to read it fast but I wanted a deeper understanding. (Maybe that's just me & my learning issues, but I also suspect I'll be drawing on a lot of this book in real-life discussions with people more hostile to Indigenous issues).Each chapter works as a stand-alone [...]

    21. Vowel's series of short, clever, funny and informative essays are engaging, thoroughly researched (and extensively footnoted!) and eye-opening. An entire chapter is written in a sarcastic voice and she engages with the reader in a conversational manner that helps immensely with dealing with such complex (and, at times, dry) issues.In truth, I would not have been ready to read this collection even a year ago; I began my own learning journey three or four years ago but this last year I have been d [...]

    22. Indigenous Writes is a (maybe the) great starting point for people that want to learn about Indigenous people in what we call Canada. With 31 chapters in 283 pages, each chapter is very short with lots of footnotes for further reading. References include books, newspaper articles, government documents, academic articles and YouTube videos.Chelsea Vowel's tone is light and conversational and the whole book is really accessible.If you want to find out about the residential schools, treaties, cultu [...]

    23. A book powerful enough to change who you are.Canada's ongoing shame - from Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission report:“For over a century the central goals of Canada’s Aboriginal policy were to eliminate Aboriginal governments; ignore Aboriginal rights; terminate the Treaties; and, through a process of assimilation, cause Aboriginal peoples to cease to exist as distinct legal, social, cultural, religious, and racial entities in Canada. The establishment and operation of residential [...]

    24. Don't look at how long I took to read this and assume that the book is terrible or dry or hard to read! It is none of those things. I'm just literally always working (I'm on call 24 hours a day; it's awful) so I'm not reading much of anything.But yes, I would actually recommend this to any Canadian. It's broad rather than deep, but if you have time to engage with the sources Vowel cites, you can get an excellent understanding of Indigenous issues.

    25. I loved this book - I thought it was a wonderful introduction into the world of not only Indigenous Issues but also displaced from myths that seem to perpetuate in our society. While the book is not comprehensive, it also doesn't pretend to be. The writings is honest and fluid and easy to follow - easily one of the best books I've ever read on the topic.

    26. Great collection of essays that are must-reading for all Canadians, regardless of how much you know (or thought you knew) about Indigenous issues going in. Blunt but conversational, witty, and very informative.

    27. I agree that this book should be on the reading list for every Canadian and if not that at least every Canadian teacher and high school student so they can impart their newfound knowledge to others. This book gave me a great foundation and has guided me to more resources I will gather and read.

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