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With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada

With Good Intentions: Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada (Paperback)

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With Good Intentions examines the joint efforts of Aboriginal people and individuals of European ancestry to counter injustice in Canada when colonization was at its height, from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. These people recognized colonial wrongs and worked together in a variety of ways to right them, but they could not stem the tide of European-based exploitation. The book is neither an apologist text nor an attempt to argue that some colonizers were simply "well intentioned." Almost all those considered here - teachers, lawyers, missionaries, activists - had as their overall goal the Christianization and civilization of Canada's First Peoples. By discussing examples of Euro-Canadians who worked with Aboriginal peoples, With Good Intentions brings to light some of the lesser-known complexities of colonization.

Celia Haig-Brown teaches in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto. David A. Nock teaches in the Department of Sociology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Contributors: Thomas S. Abler, Jean Barman, Michael D. Blackstock, Sarah Carter, Janet E. Chute, Celia Haig-Brown, Mary Haig-Brown, Jan Hare, Alan Knight, David A. Nock, Donald B. Smith, and Wendy Wickwire.

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