Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation

Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation

by Frances Widdowson

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Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation by Frances Widdowson

By examining the root causes of aboriginal problems, Frances Widdowson and Albert Howard expose the industry that has grown up around land claim settlements, showing that aboriginal policy development over the past thirty years has been manipulated by non-aboriginal lawyers and consultants. They analyse all the major aboriginal policies, examine issues that have received little critical attention—child care, health care, education, traditional knowledge—and propose the comprehensive government provision of health, education, and housing rather than deficient delivery through Native self-government.

Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry presents a convincing argument that the "Aboriginal Industry" has failed to address the fundamental economic and cultural basis of native problems, leading instead to policies that offer a financial benefit to the leadership while entrenching the misery of most aboriginal people.

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ISBN-13: 9780773575127
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author


Frances Widdowson is a visiting assistant professor of political science, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Albert Howard has worked as a consultant for government and Native groups, and is currently an instructor and D

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