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Karlene Faith, in Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance,Press Gang Publishers, Vancouver, 1993, offers a helpful model of assimilation. She describes the model as four categories of assimilation for Native peoples in Canada, but I find that we should be able to apply it equally well to problems with assimilating the "poor" into an integral well-functioning community.
"Sharon McIvor, a lawyer and activist from the Lower Nicola Band in British Columbia, who has given voice to the concerns of First Nations women across Canada, emphasizes the flaws in stereotypes of Native peoples as having a greater propensity for violence than other peoples in Canada. She identifies four categories of Native people:

Canada’s Failure To Act: Women’s Inequality Deepens By Sharon McIvor. Backup

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