The Dynamics of Government Programs for Urban Indians in the Prairie Provinces
Contains Illustrations, Bibliography
J.V. Rahilly was an engineering librarian in Ontario.
The major topic here is the development of public policy (at all levels of government) toward the urbanization of prairie native peoples. There are also separate discussions for an overview of Canada’s Indian policy and a comparison with the American native peoples policy. Both are excellent summaries, with footnotes and bibliographies for further reading. Five areas are considered for each province (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta): employment and economy, education, law and justice, welfare, and housing. Throughout there is extensive documentation, and the book appears to be quite useful as a text for readings for any course dealing with native peoples in Canada.