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dc.contributor.supervisor Eigenbrod, Renate (Native Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Kusamoto, Keiko
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-10T21:02:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-10T21:02:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4755
dc.description.abstract This study aims to examine critiques of social injustices expressed through the medium of literature by Native peoples of Canada and Japanese Canadians. My objectives are to explore literary representations of their struggles and examine how these representations and the struggles intersect. My study uses the following: “Coyote and the Enemy Aliens” by Thomas King, My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling, Obasan by Joy Kogawa, The Kappa Child by Hiromi Goto, Burning Vision by Marie Clements, and “The Uranium Leaking from Port Radium and Rayrock Mines is Killing Us” by Richard Van Camp. The findings reveal Canada’s nation state still rooted in a White settler constructed society, and a legacy of imperialism in the form of globalization that destroys Native peoples’ lands. My thesis concludes with the im/possibilities of reconciliation, also considering my own role as a person of colour, a temporary settler from Japan. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Aboriginal literature en_US
dc.subject colonialism en_US
dc.subject multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject globalization en_US
dc.subject Japanese Canadian literature en_US
dc.subject Japanese internment en_US
dc.title How can I read Aboriginal literature?: the intersections of Canadian Aboriginal and Japanese Canadian literature en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Native Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee LaRocque, Emma (Native Studies) Joo, Hee-Jung Serenity (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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