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Indigenous Children in the Context of Family and Nationhood

December 2018

Chapter 7: Indigenous Children in the Context of Family and Nationhood
Chapter 7:
Indigenous Children in the Context
of Family and Nationhood

The concept of family and its role as the context in which Indigenous children grow and develop, and as the fundamental building block of nations, is receiving renewed attention. Rationales for the development of early childhood programs and services for Indigenous children in Canada have shifted from ones of merely providing programs and services, to arguments of equity, and on to examining children within the context of family and community. This chapter by Greenwood, Larstone and Lindsay in Pence and Harvell (Eds.) Pedagogies for Diverse Contexts (2018) identifies changes in political and policy leadership at the federal level that have impacted the provision and nature of services for Indigenous children in Canada. The authors suggest this more holistic approach to Indigenous children’s health and well-being is congruent with Indigenous knowledge systems which may or may not be evidenced in structures and operationalization of early childhood programs and services.

ISBN (Paperback) 9780815350064 | Routledge Taylor & Francis Group


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