One Sky Information Kit: Native People

Publisher:  One Sky Cross-Cultural Centre
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  270pp   Price:  $10.00  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX2448

One Sky is a resource centre dedicated to assisting those struggling for social change by providing development education resources on a wide variety of topics.

Abstract:  One Sky is a resource centre dedicated to assisting those struggling for social change by providing development education resources on a wide variety of topics. The Centre recognized a growing demand for information and analysis due to the rising economic crisis and the resulting deterioration in the situation of indigenous people.

The One Sky Information Kit: Native People is a collection of articles designed to help groups and individuals develop a comprehensive resource on native people and their issues. The educational model has been developed and tested for effectiveness by activists and educators in the province of Saskatchewan. The kit is structured into 11 colour-coded sections according to areas of historical and contemporary importance. The sections include historical background from before the first contacts with white men through colonial history and the treaties. The effects of the treaties on Native people living in northern Saskatchewan and in urban settings are examined. Links are made to the experience of native peoples in other countries who, like the Cree, are also being exploited in order for the dominant society to develop and control natural resources.

Each section of the kit can be used on its own or as part of a broader study. The kit also includes an extensive listing of audio-visuals and an annotated list of periodicals, books and recommended information sources.
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