The New Buffalo: The Struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education (Paperback)
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The New Buffalo: The Struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education (Paperback)

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Paperback 182 Pages / Published: 31/12/2006
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Post-secondary education, often referred to as "the new buffalo," is a contentious but critically important issue for First Nations and the future of Canadian society. While First Nations maintain that access to and funding for higher education is an Aboriginal and Treaty right, the Canadian government insists that post-secondary education is a social program for which they have limited responsibility.

In The New Buffalo, Blair Stonechild traces the history of Aboriginal post-secondary education policy from its earliest beginnings as a government tool for assimilation and cultural suppression to its development as means of Aboriginal self-determination and self-government. With first-hand knowledge and personal experience of the Aboriginal education system, Stonechild goes beyond merely analyzing statistics and policy doctrine to reveal the shocking disparity between Aboriginal and Canadian access to education, the continued dominance of non-Aboriginals over program development, and the ongoing struggle for recognition of First Nations run institutions.

Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 9780887556937
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The New Buffalo is a wise book that merits a large audience."--Jean Barman "American Review of Canadian Studies "
"The New Buffalo is a groundbreaking study. In a field of historical literature on Aboriginal education that is dominated by studies of elementary and secondary schooling, Stonechild's book offers a valuable perspective on lifelong education in relation to treaty rights, cultural empowerment, jurisdictional difficulties, institutional developments, and individual experiences."--Betsey Baldwin "H-Canada, H-Net Book Reviews "

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