National Revival or National Burden: A Critical Examination of Discourses on Indigenous Birth, Population Growth and Demography

Aboriginal Policy Studies

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Title National Revival or National Burden: A Critical Examination of Discourses on Indigenous Birth, Population Growth and Demography
 
Creator Togman, Richard
 
Description The dominant Canadian narrative of Indigenous fertility has been told largely from the perspective of non-Indigenous Canadians. Politicians, healthcare professionals, demographers, and economists consistently characterize Indigenous fertility as too high and required to conform to Eurocentric norms. This has resulted in a wide variety of colonial interventions into the reproductive lives of Indigenous peoples. This article will provide a brief overview of the ways in which mainstream Canadian society has characterized Indigenous fertility and explore the subjugated discourse practiced by Indigenous nations in Canada regarding their own fertility, highlighted by original research conducted with Anishinaabe people in Thunder Bay.
 
Publisher Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
 
Date 2020-12-18
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/aps/index.php/aps/article/view/29369
10.5663/aps.v9i1.29369
 
Source aboriginal policy studies; Vol. 9 No. 1 (2020): aboriginal policy studies
1923-3299
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/aps/index.php/aps/article/view/29369/21407
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Richard Togman
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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