1957

Excerpt

mothers allowed to mishap themselves false

my mother was taken up to heaven in a pink cloud
she was talking to a friend on the telephone
—Jay Macpherson

hungarian children
who to accuse

Our Shocking Record. Why Do 4,000 Babies Die Needlessly Each Year?

dream reds  are allowed oil   blame italian

cadillac of missiles abandons east block expert rejects rights miss
diary crashes schoolyard

Quarrels In Middle East Block Shipments From Greatest Of All Petroleum Fields

emigrants  red migrants indian shock why saud said quadruple
missile quarrel kills seven

monoplane  polysugar needs arm for costly end of

egypt dreams danger wealth and

scare bombs  to planes  with it
refining german anger

German Sabotage Charged By Blank | The Carpet Was Blank As The Roses | Whites Escape Burmese City Taken By Blanks | London Letter: Birth  Of The  Blank  God   |  Truce  Allows Chinese  Reds  To   Boost Indo-China  Aid    |  Germany Jails Pair of  Blank Spies  |   U.S.    Blanks Spurn  Trip  To  Russia   | “Fence” Will Detect  Low-Flying  Blanks South Africa  Expels Blanks  |  Blanks  Accuse  West  Of  Disarmament Stall  | Blank Deer Girl  Dies

Hay River, Yellowknife, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Fort Smith         Cira 1969 s

“Vallee challenged psychologists to go North”
“produc[e] essential knowledge unique human
laboratory”

psychiatrist — British
social worker — child
of Holocaust survivors

training psychologist —
Liberal settler
assimilated stock

Raven Matrices
Stanford-Binet
unlatched bits
splayed story
sequences, coloured
runaway blocks
gravel runway
correct tests…
stranded norming
of righteous

trapline families
trapped
mourn

 

Quarrels In Middle East Block Shipments From Greatest Of All Petroleum Fields

emigrants  red migrants indian shock why saud said quadruple
missile quarrel kills seven

monoplane  polysugar needs arm for costly end of

egypt dreams danger wealth and

scare bombs  to planes  with it
refining german anger

“unique human laboratory”

cloaked dumb
runaway
expertise
one-way
glass arrogance

trudged runway
swept by wind
grounded Friday
night Johnny
Walker allay
could not stay
another night
in rooms behind
the café

Great Slave Lake
did we think to ask?
Slave/Slavey?
cloaked numb

 

“unique human laboratory”

Is and Es and Ms and non-Is

“Es differ very little from southern norms”… “perceptual
skills and performance scales almost as high among I and
M peoples”

“lack of sex difference in these skills among Es”
“socialization and role requirements” “northern cognitive
style” “northern personality”

“Raven Matrices stand culturally reduced”

“Is perform creditably well (slightly lower than Ws) on
western derived and biased tests “

“I-Ms and Es each have a distinct culture and language”
“English the language of instruction”

“Is traditional intellectual development has prepared
northern Ps reasonably well for our notions of
education”

Twelve children
stoic by day
and we now
know by night
monosyllabic
with ‘nice lady
psychologist’

blank

puzzles trinkets
wide-eyed deadpan
watcher watched
mumble and point
on string of tests

“human laboratory”

“illiterate folktale…made its way into travel memoirs…red
haired M child ‘father had red hair?’…’didn’t take his hat off’
learned something of ‘our’ evaluation of time.”

“monopoly fur-trading,

traditionalist missions, Police, colonial pillar-of-the-
Empire: this

‘paternalistic troika’”

barely fact-based
screening and sorting
reliability?
more than face
validity?

“laboratory”

consequences and between

opportunity classes

 

 

 
vague ache of institutional complicity

abuts professional
insouciance

stumbles on fatigue
at ignorance —

haunt turns to anger
what is to be done?

“habits of perceptual inferences alter with acculturation[ ]
so that the susceptibility to certain illusions approaches
that of western perceivers”

“I housing overcrowded, share bed sometimes dirty,
uncared for non-I share room not bed privacy usually
clean I food inadequate school lunches lacking non-
I seldom hungry adequately prepared I few books, toys,
records non-I often overabundance of toys I children
left free to create and explore non-I child watched and
controlled constant interaction and feedback
I conversations limited imitate mother and father non-
I teach children school skills, urge child to walk early
I conversation limited monosyllabic custom sometimes
demands silence non-I detailed answers conversations
unlimited I father may be absent non-I usually stable”

Hawthorn prepared the ‘scoop’

Text sourced from Winnipeg Free Press Weekly, Country Guide, MacLean’s, Edmonton Journal, Eagle Review, Globe and Mail, World Affairs, Chatelaine, Last Post, Rolling Stone, Ms., Montreal Star, La Presse, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Toronto Star, Broadside, Share, Arctic Anthropologist, Anthropologia, J. of Educational Research, Alberta Educational Review, Hawthorn Commission, Physical Review Letters (AIP)

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