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The Resource Distorted descent : white claims to indigenous identity, Darryl Leroux

Distorted descent : white claims to indigenous identity, Darryl Leroux

Label
Distorted descent : white claims to indigenous identity
Title
Distorted descent
Title remainder
white claims to indigenous identity
Statement of responsibility
Darryl Leroux
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Distorted Descent examines a social phenomenon that has taken off in the twenty-first century: otherwise white, French descendant settlers in Canada shifting into a self-defined "Indigenous" identity. This study is not about individuals who have been dispossessed by colonial policies, or the multi-generational efforts to reconnect that occur in response. Rather, it is about white, French-descendant people discovering an Indigenous ancestor born 300 to 375 years ago through genealogy and using that ancestor as the sole basis for an eventual shift into an "Indigenous" identity today. After setting out the most common genealogical practices that facilitate race shifting, Leroux examines two of the most prominent self-identified "Indigenous" organizations currently operating in Quebec. Both organizations have their origins in committed opposition to Indigenous land and territorial negotiations, and both encourage the use of suspect genealogical practices. Distorted Descent brings to light to how these claims to an "Indigenous" identity are then used politically to oppose actual, living Indigenous peoples, exposing along the way the shifting politics of whiteness, white settler colonialism, and white supremacy
Cataloging source
NLC
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1978-
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Leroux, Darryl
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Genealogy
  • Métis
Label
Distorted descent : white claims to indigenous identity, Darryl Leroux
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Call # 305.80907
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Lineal Descent and the Political Use of Indigenous Women Ancestors -- Aspirational Descent: Creating Indigenous Women Ancestors -- Lateral Descent: Remaking Family in the Past -- After Powley: Anti-Indigenous Activism and Becoming "Métis" in Two Regions of Quebec -- The Largest Self-Identified "Métis" Organization in Quebec: The Métis Nation of the Rising Sun -- White Claims to Indigenous Identity
Control code
1090688334
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780887558467
Label
Distorted descent : white claims to indigenous identity, Darryl Leroux
Publication
Note
Call # 305.80907
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Lineal Descent and the Political Use of Indigenous Women Ancestors -- Aspirational Descent: Creating Indigenous Women Ancestors -- Lateral Descent: Remaking Family in the Past -- After Powley: Anti-Indigenous Activism and Becoming "Métis" in Two Regions of Quebec -- The Largest Self-Identified "Métis" Organization in Quebec: The Métis Nation of the Rising Sun -- White Claims to Indigenous Identity
Control code
1090688334
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780887558467

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