Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of by Sally Armstrong

By Sally Armstrong

We all know that Canada’s army is in Afghanistan, yet what they don’t understand is how a lot the common Canadian is contributing to help efforts in that nation. In sour Roots, smooth Shoots, revered journalist Sally Armstrong revisits Afghanistan to check women’s lives pre- and post-Taliban, interviewing Afghan and Western ladies who're devoted to enhancing well-being, schooling, tradition, faith, and human rights. Armstrong connects those tales with the research of specialists and considers the grassroots efforts of Canadians and the devoted tax cash being spent by way of the Canadian govt. sour Roots, soft Shoots is a relocating portrayal of the lives of girls and ladies in Afghanistan in 2008.

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The placement of agents in strategic locations, the extension of surveillance, and the practice of examination allowed the state to introduce extra constables, remedial legislation, and new 'programs,' as well as extend support to missionary projects when circumstances required it. The seemingly unimportant techniques of notation and registration - of noting facts in columns and in tables, which seems so familiar to us now - were the means by which knowledge was created, examinations conducted, and power exercised.

47 Initially the census was restricted to the Songhees band and those other bands most easily accessible to Victoria. Where the state had no agents, the church performed some of the same roles. '48 As the century grew to a close, the empty boxes for the remote bands were gradually filled in, while the extent of the knowledge gathered also expanded. 28 John Lutz Progress reports came in two formats. ' These reports contained descriptions of economic, social, moral, and health conditions in the agencies and could be quite frank in their assessments.

25 Like the fur traders, colonial officials also attempted to regulate Aboriginal consumption of liquor. 26 This attempt to circumscribe Aboriginal life was a total failure, due to an absence of enforcement. 27 These colonial military expeditions, though often punitive, were judicial exercises designed to capture guilty individuals, not missions of conquest. Under the terms of the 1871 Confederation agreement that brought the now-united colony of British Columbia into Canada, the responsibility for 'Indians' was transferred to the federal government.

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