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Political Science Colonialism & Post-colonialism

The Crooked Path

Colonization to Decolonization

by (author) Brian Hawker

New Federation House
Initial publish date
Dec 2021
Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
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Comprehensive in scope and enlivened with personal anecdotes, The Crooked Path brings together observations and insights from the author’s two decades as an educator and consultant among First Nations in Ontario and Quebec. Within his first year, he realized that his training programs could not realistically achieve their goals. He was training people who, with few exceptions, brought complex personal issues and health-related problems to the classroom. Like many non-Indigenous specialists, Brian soon became aware that the sheer number of problems, the jurisdictional wrangling over who was responsible for solving them and the history of past failures was almost overwhelming. In the process, he realized he had been totally unprepared for the work he had been asked to do. This is the book he would have needed and that other professionals will find uniquely valuable.

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