First Nations, Identity, and Reserve Life: The Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia

First Nations, Identity, and Reserve Life: The Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia

Simone Poliandri


Issues of id determine prominently in local North American groups, mediating their histories, traditions, tradition, and standing. this can be definitely actual of the Mi’kmaw humans of Nova Scotia, whose lives on reserves create hugely advanced fiscal, social, political, and religious realities. This ethnography investigates id development and negotiations one of the Mi’kmaq, in addition to the function of identification dynamics in Mi’kmaw social relationships off and on the reserve. that includes direct stories from over sixty members, this paintings deals a shiny firsthand standpoint on modern Mi’kmaw reserve life.

Simone Poliandri starts First countries, id, and Reserve Life with a look for the factors utilized by the Mi’kmaq to build their identities, that are traced in the context in their various perceptions of neighborhood, culture, spirituality, dating with the Catholic Church, and the new reevaluation of the enduring determine of overdue activist Annie Mae Aquash. construction at the notions of self-identification and ascribed identification because the basic elements of identification, Poliandri argues that putting others at particular destinations in the social panorama in their groups permits the Mi’kmaq to outline and toughen their very own areas in terms of organization, distinction, or either. This id of others highlights Mi’kmaw people’s employer in shaping and tracking the representations in their identities. With its theoretical insights, this richly textured ethnography will increase figuring out of id dynamics between Indigenous groups while it illuminates the original nature of the Mi’kmaw people.

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