African Nova Scotian-Mi'kmaw Relations (Fernwood Basics series)

  • Publish Date: 2010-02-19
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Paula C. Madden

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Reflecting on two different communitiesthat have been displaced throughout history, this outline reveals the harsh treatment suffered by both the Mikmaq people and the African Nova Scotians. Highlighting how the Mikmaq were dispossessed of their lands and, since the early 1820s, confined to reserves, this in-depth exploration also shows how the African Nova Scotians have been robbed of their homessettlements that were originally granted to them by white colonial governments. In spite of this common ground, this emboldened examination sheds light on these cultures distinct ideas regarding several concepts, thereby illustrating what draws them together and what keeps them apart. The role of the Human Rights Commission is also explored along with crucial aspects of cultural identity, including interviews with citizens from both groups. Providing an innovativeassessment of ethnic relations and indigenous studies, this is an invaluable source of constructive dialogue ontheseaspects within thehistory of colonialism.

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