By Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache
Aboriginal humans in Canada and somewhere else have unquenchable wish within the promise of schooling. This selection of papers grew out of chosen examine stories and around desk papers commissioned through the Royal fee on Aboriginal Peoples.
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It may also serve to remind us that our efforts on behalf of Aboriginal languages, wherever we are, form part of a wider struggle – one that can and must succeed. In such voices from beneath the snow, we believe we hear the first vibrant stirrings of spring. Speaking First: Aboriginal Perspectives The diversity of Aboriginal identities in Canada led us to canvass a wide range of organizations and individuals for their views on language policy. This summary of our findings is divided according to current political realities but should not be taken as an endorsement of the status/non-status division or any other categories that unfairly label and discriminate against Aboriginal people.
This may also be a reflection of the impact of Tradition and Education (Assembly of First Nations 1988) on how education is conceptualized within the context of the inherent right to self-government. Several documents, such as Partners in Action: Action Plan of the Indian and Métis Education Advisory Committee (Saskatchewan Indian and Métis Education Advisory Committee 1991) and Literacy for Métis and Non-Status Indian Peoples: A National Strategy by the Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (Gabriel Dumont Institute 1991), emphasize the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and, in the case of Report of the Provincial Advisory Committee on Post-Secondary Education for Native Learners (British Columbia Provincial Advisory Committee on Post-Secondary Education for Native Learners 1990), the diversity among British Columbia First Nations.
Report of the Task Force on Intercultural Education: Native Education in the Province of Alberta. Edmonton: Task Force on Intercultural Education. Assembly of First Nations. 1988. Tradition and Education: Towards a Vision of Our Future, Vol. 1. Ottawa: Assembly of First Nations/National Indian Brotherhood. British Columbia Provincial Advisory Committee on Post-Secondary Education for Native Learners. 1990. Report of the Provincial Advisory Committee on Post-Secondary Education for Native Learners.