Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Spring 2005


Published in Great Plains Research Vol. 15, No. 1, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


Grounded in recent research, this book successfully identifies key issues hearing on the current social challenges Aboriginal people face in Canada. It speaks to policy makers, social scientists, and Aboriginal communities, three constituencies for which greater cooperation is advocated, given that such cooperation is essential for positive social development within Aboriginal communities. Much of the research informing the authors' reflections on current Aboriginal conditions is framed within social and scientific method, yet with special attention to evidence-based policy making. As such, the volume offers sharp insights into socioeconomic and cultural issues, including community dynamics and population outcomes, ethnic mobility and population projections, and language maintenance, as well as issues related to community capacity, while exploring the implications of these mailers for public policy.