Barron (native studies, U. of Saskatchewan) examines the policies of
the socialist government of Saskatchewan elected in 1944 and the
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. He finds that the government's
intentions toward natives were good, but were fundamentally flawed by
paternalism and racist understanding, and compromised by
accommodation to vested interests. He describes the resulting overall
policy of integration for Indians and total assimilation for the
M<'e>tis, and shows how post-war political activism by natives
stemmed from a long tradition of organization and resistance.
Canadian card order number: C97-910349-5.
Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.