[Epub] ➤ An Institute of Our Own ➥ Lisa Bird-Wilson – Bassgrotto.co.uk

An Institute of Our Own In The Early 1970s Saskatchewan Was A Hotbed Of Native Activism Inspired By Examples From The Red Power And American Indian Movements, Saskatchewan S M Tis And Non Status Indians Took Up Various Forms Of Public Protest, Including Road Blocks, Sit Ins, And Occupations Of Government Buildings As A Means Of Drawing Attention To The Most Pressing Native Issues Jobs And Education Were Top Concerns Native People Were Faced With Harsh Economic And Social Conditions, And Native Leaders Could See That Education Was The Key To Improving Peoples Lives The Activism Of The Early 70s Sowed The Seeds For The Eventual Development Of The Gabriel Dumont Institute GDI Canada S First, Largest, And Most Prominent M Tis Institute Breaking Ground As The First Wholly Owned And Operated M Tis Specific Institute, GDI Is Also Unique Because Of Its Dual Focus To Provide For The Education And Training Needs Of The Province S M Tis And To Preserve And Promote M Tis History And Culture.In Clear And Precise Prose, Lisa Bird Wilson Chronicles The Institute S History From The Early Activism Of The 70s To The Celebration Of The Institute S 30th Anniversary In 2010 Her Account Includes Details Of A Financial Crisis That Nearly Killed The Institute And The Rebuilding That Followed Based On Personal Interviews With Many Of The Institute S Founders And Champions, Bird Wilson Paints A Compelling Picture Of The Issues, The Times, And The People Involved With Building One Of The M Tis Nation S Treasures.

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