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Indigenous Identities and Nation-Building within Canadian Urban Centres: Relevance for Algonquin Nationhood

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dc.contributor.author Decontie, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-03T14:17:18Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-03T14:17:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10680/448
dc.description.abstract I document and analyze, using a decolonization framework, historical and contemporary understandings of Indigenous identities, focusing primarily on Indigenous Canadian identity in urban centres. I describe the reconstruction of Indigenous identities in urban centres through the maintenance of certain connections to specific places, traditions, and narratives. I deconstruct and compare western and Indigenous understandings of nation and nationalism. I analyze fears of nationalism while concluding that, while diverse Indigenous nations are growing in urban centres, Indigenous nations have more to fear from the Canadian nation-building project than the reverse. Rebuilding Indigenous nationhoods is a form of justice and equality because it develops the opportunity for nations to determine their own futures. I then apply my analysis to the Algonquin Nation in the Ottawa River watershed. My research addresses a significant gap in the body of knowledge by focusing on Indigenous nation-building in urban centres in Canada. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Algonquin identity en_US
dc.subject Algonquin Nation en_US
dc.subject Urban Indigeneity en_US
dc.subject Urban Indigenous en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Narratives en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Nationhood en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Nation-Building en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Decolonization en_US
dc.subject Urban Algonquin en_US
dc.subject Indigeneity and Race en_US
dc.subject Indigeneity and Culture en_US
dc.subject Urban Aboriginal People in Canada en_US
dc.title Indigenous Identities and Nation-Building within Canadian Urban Centres: Relevance for Algonquin Nationhood en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type Thesis or Dissertation en_US


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