Book Chapter

Contested Citizenship Education in Settler Colonies on First Nations Land

Sophie Rudolph, Melitta Hogarth

The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2020


Citizenship education in British settler colonies is no straightforward issue. The history of colonization, imbued with racism, and the ongoing presence of settler peoples and their institutions and government on unceded First Nations land, creates deep citizenship dilemmas. For many years British settler states, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and America, have sought to silence and subdue First Nations peoples through policies and practices that marginalize Indigenous languages, knowledges, and histories. The institution of education has played a key role in these acts of marginalization. This chapter explores the ethical and political dilemmas of citizenship and education in these..

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