This book addresses the so-called Indian "problem" or "question" which once again is a prominent political concern in Canada. The book critically examines past and present relations between Indians and governments in Canada in order to demonstrate the manner in which the Indian "problem" was created, and how it has been maintained and exacerbated by the policies and administrative practices designed to "solve" it. Tracing the evolving nature of tutelage relations between Indians and government agents, missionaries and teachers, the book considers the possibility that under certain conditions the transfer of some programs and functions to Indian communities may comprise not so much an end to tutelage assumptions and relations as a subtle subcontracting and perpetuation of them.
Softcover. Published in 1991. 222 pages. ISBN 0-919666-72-8. Price $27.95 CAD.