EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Beaver, John Wesley
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"There is something seriously wrong with the whole philosophy of dealing with native peoples given the results that are occurring." A review of the circumstances, events and conditions leading to the current situation: a disaster for the Indians. Effects of European immigration on the Indians medically, religiously, socially, economically. Results of the colonial period. Increase in Indian populations since World War II. The point of view of the Indians. Problems with integration. A plea for an acceptance for Indians to have the right to solve their own problems, make their own decisions. The problems with the treaties. Factors that should be integral parts of all Indian agreements. The advent of Native development corporations. Political power and national policital representation. The vision of Indian leaders.