21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation With Indigenous Peoples A Reality

Book - 2018
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"Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer. The Indian Act, after 141 years, continues to shape, control, and constrain the lives and opportunities of Indigenous peoples, and is at the root of many lasting stereotypes. Bob Joseph's book comes at a key time in the reconciliation process, when awareness from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities is at a crescendo. Joseph explains how Indigenous peoples can step out from under the Indian Act and return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance-and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian. He dissects the complex issues around truth and reconciliation, and clearly demonstrates why learning about the Indian Act's cruel, enduring legacy is essential for the country to move toward true reconciliation."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia : Indigenous Relations Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780995266520
Branch Call Number: 342.710872 Jos
Characteristics: 189 pages ; 21 cm


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SPL_Shauna Jul 09, 2018

This book is an excellent introduction to some of the history and issues around Canada's Indian Act. The writing is clear, engaging, and well-organized, so despite the weighty topic I blew through it in 3 days, and I'm a mom who works full time.

This is obviously a book written for those who want to take action; all the information is immediately useful and provides good talking points. And, don't skip the appendices! They include all 94 of the TRC's recommendations, and some very illuminating quotes from government officials involved in the creation and administration of the Indian Act. Highly recommended for anyone hoping to advocate for Indigenous rights.

patcumming Jun 29, 2018

Highly informative

superglu2 Apr 30, 2018

Based on Bob Joseph's 2015 blog post that went viral

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