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

Samson, C (2003) A Way of Life That Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu. Verso, London.

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Abstract

The tragedies of the Innu, and how some have resisted assimilation. 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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 14:53
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10664

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