MA thesis

Victorian ideologies of gender and the curriculum of the Regina Indian Industrial School, 1891-1910

Author's Abstract, Page ii:

"Gender is an intrinsic part of the colonization process. This thesis examines the social construction of gender in the colonial context of the Indian Industrial Schools of western Canada. Through a case study of the official and hidden curricula of the Regina Indian Industrial School, this thesis explores the attempted imposition of Victorian Euro-Canadian ideals of gender upon Aboriginal youth around the turn of the century.

Depo-Provera and the Regulation of Indigenous Women's Reproduction

Author provided Abstract, page iii:

"This thesis examines the role of socioeconomic, political and historical factors that contribute to the regulation of young Indigenous women’s reproduction through the prescribing of Depo-Provera. This study utilizes critical perspectives and qualitative analysis to focus on the intersection of neoliberalism and risk discourse at the site of contraceptive prescription.

That's How I Saw It Anyways: Foucauldian Genealogy toward Understanding an Historical Outbreak of Amebiasis in Loon Lake

Abstract from the Author, Page II:

"This thesis explores the utility of the conflated term “colonial medicine” by drawing on events during an historical outbreak of amebic dysentery that occurred on several Indian Reservations near Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, during the 1960s and ‘70s, including a series of government-sponsored drug trials conducted to stem the outbreak.

Treaty Land Entitlement in Saskatchewan: Conflicts in Land Use and Occupancy in the Witchekan Lake Area

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"This thesis examines the creation of the Witchekan Lake Reserve in Saskatchewan, the resulting treaty land entitlement (TLE) for Witchekan Lake First Nation, and the 1992 Framework Agreement for Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlenzent (TLEFA). The history of the Witchekan Lake Reserve between 19 13 and 19 19 is reconstructed and reveals a unique situation within TLE. The creation of a Reserve some thirty-seven years prior to adherence to Treaty Six presents a challenge to the interpretation of TLE.

The People Left Out of Treaty 8

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"The story of how and why the Canadian government negotiated Treaty 8 with First Nations living in north-western Canada, and its attitude toward the people whom it casually left out of treaty, provide an excellent example of how the Canadian government approached treaty negotiations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Metis Cultural Brokers and the Western Numbered Treaties, 1869-1877

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"Throughout the history of the North West, Metis people frequently used their knowledge of European, Indian, and Metis culture to mediate Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal social, diplomatic, and economic encounters. Though acknowledged in Metis historiography, this aspect of Metis identity has not been the focus of scholarly analysis, which has primarily centred on Louis Riel, Metis resistance, and ethnogenesis.

Onion Lake Indian Residential Schools 1892-1943

Author's Abstract, Page iii:

"This thesis compares two Indian Residential schools located on the Onion Lake reserve, forty-eight kilometres north of Lloydminster. The Roman Catholic Residential school and the Church of England Residential school were both established in 1892. From their modest beginning as day schools they became large institutions, each educating over one hundred Indian pupils. This comparative study examines the schools' ideologies, financial struggles, managements, rivalries, routines, and pupils.

Indian Residential Schooling: The Native Perspective

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"This is an exploratory study of experiences of elders with schooling in Indian residential schools, to provide a better understanding of the difficulties faced by Indians as they take control of their own schooling, It documents how the elders were affected, both positively and negatively, by attending these schools, with special attention to experiences with discipline and how it differed from traditional forms of social control.

Stories of Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada: Understanding Helen Betty Osborne's Story

From the Author's Abstract, Page iv:

"This MRP [Major Research Paper] examines the story of Helen Betty Osborne’s life and death. Osborne was an Ininiw woman from Norway House, Manitoba. She had dreams of becoming a teacher, but achieving this goal meant leaving her home to pursue her education in The Pas, Manitoba. While in The Pas, four white men brutally murdered Osborne. Canadian historians have spent little time considering the history of Indigenous women in Canada.