A Way of Life that Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu

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Verso, 2003 - 388 páginas
Based on extensive historical research and fieldwork in Labrador over many years, A Way of Life that Does not Exist brings to light the scale of the tragedies that have overtaken the Innu, giving rise to international human rights concerns.

Colin Samson looks in detail at Innu relations with the Canadian state, developers, explorers, missionaries, educators, health-care professionals, and the justice system. Although the Innu have lost land and lives in the attempts to assimilate them, Samson demonstrates that many have also resisted the official state policy of 'extinguishment' through both political channels and by maintaining a resilient belief in their distinctiveness and their attachment to the land.

 

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Acknowledgements
6
Burdens on the Crown
27
The Map Precedes the Territory
57
Odes to Labrador
87
The Evolution of Civilization and Toil
124
Ashamed and Confused
156
Teaching Lies
185
We Are Always Sick
222
Healing Drinking and Lost Autonomy
269
Justice and Judgement
296
Canada Extinguishment
326
Notes
341
Bibliography
367
Index
385
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Colin Samson is a Professor of Sociology and the Director of American Studies at the University of Essex in Colchester, England. A Way of Life That Does Not Exist received the Pierre Savard Award by the International Council for Canadian Studies in 2006.

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