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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Discusses the difficulties Indian students have with civics and government classes. The tribal value system of reciprocal respect and loyalty is often antithetical to many political concepts such as confrontational politics and special interest groups. This, in turn, leads to a distrust of the idea of self-government. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Differences
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Briefly discusses the adjustment process that non-native teachers go through when teaching Canadian native students. Notes some of the cultural differences between the two groups including concepts of time, conflict resolution, and respect. Concludes that the ever-changing nature of native culture requires teachers to be flexible. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Conflict, Educational Policy
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Summarizes Canadian Native Indian's objections to recent health care budget cuts. For many years Canadian Indians enjoyed subsidized health care that included therapy, prescriptions, eyeglasses, dental, and medical transportation. Details the programs to be cut and laments their passing. (MJP)
Descriptors: Activism, Canada Natives, Cultural Interrelationships, Current Events
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Orr, Jeff – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Presents interesting and concise background material on an 1874 treaty between Canadian Indians and colonists concerning hunting and fishing rights. Includes a copy of the treaty as well as learning activities utilizing document analysis. The activities ask pertinent questions of each paragraph in the document. (MJP)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Content Analysis, Cultural Interrelationships, Federal Indian Relationship
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Steinhauer, Noella – Canadian Social Studies, 1994
Describes a wedding ceremony combining Canadian Native and Roman Catholic traditions that could be a model for Indian education. Asserts that Canadian natives must continue to gain control and autonomy over their own schools. Discusses responsibilities and interrelationships between the school and parents, students, and teachers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships