"The first essay tackles the specific issue of child poverty. The second then focuses on poverty in general, against the backdrop of the political crises that surround and contribute to the scandal of rising impoverishment in Canada. The final essay moves on to broader public-justice issues plaguing Canada today, of which poverty is but one. National unity, the balkanization of Confederation, rising economic inequity, educational injustice, same-gender issues -- all of these, like poverty, reveal deep fractures in our ability to live together. These essays attempt to offer an alternative framework for living together built on justice, not "just us". That framework attempts to do justice to the plurality of conflicting views-and ways of life in Canada". -- Intro. p. .
Contents: Dedication -- Acknowledgements dated December 1999 / Gerald Vandezande -- Word of appreciation / Gerald Vandezande -- Foreword / Janet Somerville -- Introduction / Gerald Vandezande -- Walking together in faith for children -- The scandal of poverty and crises in politics -- Seeking justice into the 21st century -- Appendix A: Citizens for Public Justice -- Appendix B: Selected correspondence with the Honourable Paul Martin, Federal Minister of Finance -- Endnotes -- Epilogue.
"[E]ditors John Bird, Lorraine Land and Murray MacAdam."
28 essays on a variety of subjects by 32 contributors.
Contents: Reconciliation / Rebecca Tababodong -- Introduction / John Bird -- Canadian History : An Aboriginal Perspective / Georges Erasmus and Joe Sanders -- The Basic Dilemma : Sovereignty or Assimilation / Tim Schouls -- Rooted in Creation / Stan McKay -- Reclaiming Stolen Land / Olive P. Dickason -- Treaty-Making with the Crown / Sharon Venne -- Land Claims : Stuck in Never-never land / Lorraine Land and Roger Townshend -- Self-Government in the New Millennium / Michael Aesch -- Liberating Canada from the Settler Mythology / Andrew Chapeskie -- Recognizing Traditional Environmental Knowledge / Joanne Barnaby -- Rebuilding Community after Residential Schools / Maggie Hodgson -- Honouring Alternatives in the Criminal Justice System / Irene Fraser -- Restoring Women's Values / Bernice Hammersmith -- Gathering Dust or Gathering Strength : What Should Canada Do with the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples ? / Lorraine Land -- Kicking Out the Indian Agent / Burton Jacobs -- From Cedar Lake to Easterville : Mourning for What My People Lost / Elsie Fiddler -- Nitiassinan : Caribou and F-16s / Napes Ashini -- The Lubicon Cree : Still No Settlement After All These Years / Bernard Ominayak and Ed Bianchi -- The Fall of Dimlahamid : The Gitxsan Wet'su'weten and the Fallout of the Delgamuukw Decision / Terry Glavin -- Nisga'a Patience : Negotiating Our Way into Canada / Rod Robinson -- From Non-Citizen to Nunavut / John Amagoalik -- Not in My Time : Native Issues as a Point of Entry / Murray Angus -- Friends of the Lubicon : How a Small Group of People Can Change the World / Kevin Thomas -- Gunboat Diplomacy in Canada / William Payne -- Romancing the "Other" in Aboriginal Support Work / Jennifer Baron -- Outrages Too Many : Teaching Aboriginal Studies / Ann Pohl -- Once More with Honesty : Christian-Aboriginal Solidarity / Murray MacAdam -- "Are You Willing to Listen ?" / Rene Fumoleau -- The Healing Journey : the Bridge between Cultures / Shirley Harding -- Note on the Editors -- Note on the Public Justice Resource Centre and Citizens for Public Justice.