A Concise History of Canada's First Nations, second edition, is a revised, streamlined edition of the award-winning Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times, designed to make First Nations' history more accessible to a broader readership. This edition contains a new final chapter covering Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 2008 apology to residential school survivors, the Caledonia land dispute in Ontario, and the First Nations Governance Act. In addition to more than 70 maps and illustrations, it includes numerous boxes highlighting specific subjects, review questions, an extensive glossary of important names and terms, and a list of useful websites.
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Olive Patricia Dickason, is Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, and adjunct Professor of History, University of Ottawa, is the author of several books, including The Myth of the Savage (1984, 1997) and The Law of Nations and the New World, with L.C. Green (1989). Dr Dickason is a Member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Aboriginal Life Achievement Award, Canadian Native Arts Foundation. Through her distinguished career she has remained proud of her Métis heritage.
William Newbigging is an associate Professor and head of the history department at Algoma University. He has taught Aboriginal history for nearly 10 years. Dr Newbigging also makes a point of regularly attending Aboriginal learning conferences and Native studies workshops in order to learn more about the needs of Aboriginal students. He has recently finished his first book, History of French-Ottawa Alliance, to be published with University of Nebraska Press.
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