By Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache
Aboriginal humans in Canada and in other places have unquenchable desire within the promise of schooling. This choice of papers grew out of chosen study studies and around desk papers commissioned via the Royal fee on Aboriginal Peoples.
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Perhaps the most noteworthy example of this approach is Breaking Barriers: Report of the Task Force on Access for Black and Native People (Dalhousie University Task Force on Access for Black and Native People 1989). Arguably, this is the most evident link of the interplay between Aboriginal issues and the construction of Canada as a multicultural/multiracial society. In summary, we can think of the last phase of our review as revealing important touchstones for the work of RCAP. At the level of high policy and politics, the link between education and self-government emerged.
In the Far North, mainstream media have been an instrument of cultural erosion since the 1970s. In an effort to resist this tide, the Inuit have negotiated control of the mechanisms of storytelling through the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation. They have turned the tools of mass media into a form of storytelling that resonates with the oral traditions of the Inuit. In the process, broadcasting helps to preserve Inuktitut as a relevant, intergenerational medium of communication. In fact, Aboriginal communications societies in Canada have established Aboriginal language use as vital to their storytelling.
The interplay of consultation and institution building as themes in the Policy Discussion about Aboriginal Education discourse on education continues to be important. One salutary development during this period is greater emphasis on the institutionalization of Aboriginal-government relations for the purpose of dealing with issues of education. Heavy emphasis on extensive consultations is evident throughout the documents of this period. It is important to note, however, that many of the consultative processes used in the preparation of the documents were conducted by provincial government officials.
Aboriginal Education: Fulfilling the Promise by Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache