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First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds

(Marie Battiste and Jean Barman,eds.)
Vancouver: UBC Press, 1995.

ISBN 0-7748-0517-X
$29.95 Paperback
Release Date: 3/14/95

375 Pages

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The Sacred Circle, or medicine wheel, provides a powerful Aboriginal symbol for reconceptualizing First Nations education in Canada. Since 1972, when the Indian Control of Indian Education policy was formerly adopted by First Nations peoples and accepted by the government of Canada, the circle has unfolded. In this volume, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal authors examine various aspects of the schooling of children and adults. The circle is unfolding, and First Nations Education in Canada provides not only an examination of the state of the art but also a guide for helping both, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, meet the challenge.