ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Multiculturalism and the Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

The challenges posed by ethnic minorities have compelled many a modern state to accept multiculturalism as state policy. Canada’s contributions to development of the theory and practice of multiculturalism are well known. However, within Canada itself there are segments like the aboriginal peoples who consider that multiculturalism does not adequately address their problems, experiences and concerns. Looking at different trajectories that have shaped Canadian multiculturalism, this article throws light on the aboriginal critique of multiculturalism and shows how the indigenous peoples of Canada have been shaping their own future outside the framework of multiculturalism.

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