Limited Quantity This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Full Circle: Canada's First Nations, second edition has just been released by Pearson Prentice Hall Publishers. This book is written by John Steckley and Bryan Cummins and provides a textbook format about Aboriginal Peoples in Canada from the precontact era to contemporary issues. The book is organized into major themes that cover Origins and Oral Traditions, Culture Areas, Legal Definitions, Effects of Colonialism, and Contemporary Debates and Social Action. The first chapters provide details about the cultural regions of Canada and the cultural origins maintained through oral traditions and the languages of Inuit and First Nations. Part three covers the Royal Proclamation of 1763; the treaties; and case studies of the Golden Lake Algonquin, Sheshatshit Innu, and the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. In the effects of colonialism section the authors describe the impacts of religion, education, health, and child welfare systems on Aboriginal Peoples. In the contemporary issues section the book covers the Ipperwash and Dudley George story; the Peigan and the Oldman River Dam; Native policing; the criminal justice system; self-government; and Aboriginal-controlled institutions. Each chapter contains key terms, content questions, recommended weblinks, and glossary. Throughout the text the authors support general statements with concrete examples from Aboriginal Peoples as well as quoting from extensively from First Nations, Inuit, and Metis sources. This second edition contains updated information and statistics on population, Native policing, residential schools, urban reserves, and health issues such as tuberculosis and diabetes. This is an excellent book that provides both senior secondary school students as well as college and university undergraduates with well-written information about contemporary and historical First Nations, Inuit, and Metis in Canada.