Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mount Royal University Faculty Centre, Third Floor by West Gate Entrance, Room W315
Separate but Unequal provides an in-depth critique of the ideology of “parallelism” – the prevailing view that Indigenous cultures and the wider Canadian society should coexist, albeit separately, in a nation-to-nation relationship. This book provides an alternative framework for examining Indigenous dependency. Using the final report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples as an example, this historical and material analysis shows how the single-minded pursuit of parallelism will not result in a more balanced relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Frances Widdowson is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University as well as a Senior Research Fellow with Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Dr. Widdowson has co-written and co-edited (with Albert Howard) two books on Aboriginal policy, Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation, and Approaches to Aboriginal Education in Canada: Searching for Solutions.