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21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by [Bob Joseph]

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Winner of the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award

"From declaring cultural ceremonies illegal, to prohibiting pool hall owners from granting Indigenous Peoples entrance, from forbidding the speaking of Indigenous languages, to the devastating policy that created residential schools, Bob Joseph reveals the hold this paternalistic act, with its roots in the 1800s, still has on the lives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada in the twenty-first century. This straightforward book is an invaluable resource. There is much for non-Indigenous people to learn and to do. But equally important, there is much to unlearn and to undo. The time is right for this book."
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Shelagh Rogers, O.C., Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Honorary Witness

"Increasing Canadians' knowledge about the terrible foundation this country has been built on is a critical part of reconciliation. Bob Joseph has highlighted some of the unbelievable provisions of the Indian Act and how they have impacted First Nations in Canada, and gives a brief overview of what we may replace it with going forward. His book provides helpful context to the dialogue that needs to take place in Canada."
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Kim Baird, O.C., O.B.C.; Owner, Kim Baird Strategic Consulting; Member of the Tsawwassen First Nation and Negotiator of the Tsawwassen First Nation Treaty

"Bob Joseph's ability to navigate the complex history of the Indian Act is a wonder to behold. He provides depth and knowledge for Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars alike. His articulate, insightful and comprehensive analysis on the history of the Indian Act provides a sound understanding of the present narrative of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. This book provides an excellent analysis of the ongoing relationship and predicament between provincial and federal governments and Indigenous Peoples in the twenty-first century."
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JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

"In his slim but powerful new book
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, Joseph documents the harsh discrimination, controls, humiliations, political dysfunctions and 'catch-22s' successive Canadian governments have imposed on Indigenous peoples for the purpose of subjugating and assimilating them. . . . Joseph makes this difficult history quite accessible, methodically describing these and other human rights violations in a highly readable prose over a brief 160 pages."
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Winnipeg Free Press

"In this time of reconciliation, a book like this becomes a much-needed guide to understanding the past and what we need to do to create a better future."
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Vancouver Sun

"This pocket-size primer is a perfect introduction to a troubling legacy with which Canadians continue to wrestle."
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Publishers Weekly

"Joseph provides a path to move forward that requires partnership between an educated settler population and Indigenous people."
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The Tyee

though they killed us
we live
they put us down
yet we stand
they deny
but there is truth


guujaaw --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Bob Joseph, founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., has provided training on Indigenous and Aboriginal relations since 1994. As a certified Master Trainer, Joseph has assisted both individuals and organizations in building Indigenous or Aboriginal relations. His clients include all levels of government, Fortune 500 companies, corporate enterprises, and Indigenous peoples in Canada, U.S., Central 3 and South America, and in the South Pacific. In 2006, Joseph co-facilitated a worldwide Indigenous Peoples' round table in Switzerland, which included participants from across the world. Joseph has also worked in cultural relations and corporate training for many years, and taught at Royal Roads University as an associate professor. Bob Joseph is an Indigenous person, or more specifically a status Indian, and is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. The author comes from a proud potlatch family and is an initiated member of the Hamatsa Society. As the son of a hereditary chief, he will one day become a hereditary chief. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07BR968DH
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Indigenous Relations Press (April 10 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1790 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 201 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Bob Joseph, the founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., has provided training on Indigenous and Aboriginal relations since 1994. As a certified Master Trainer, Bob assists both individuals and organizations in building Indigenous or Aboriginal relations. His Canadian clients include all levels of government, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, including the World Bank, small and medium-sized corporate enterprises, and Indigenous Peoples. He has worked internationally for clients in the United States, Guatemala, Peru, and New Caledonia in the South Pacific. In 2006, Bob co-facilitated a worldwide Indigenous Peoples' round table in Switzerland which included participants from the United Nations, Australia, New Zealand, North, Central and South America, Africa, and the Philippines.

In May 2001, Bob was profiled in an annual feature called, “Training: the New Guard 2001” by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in their prestigious Magazine, “T + D”. Bob was one of nine trainers selected for the feature from over 70,000 members who from more than 100 countries and 15,000 organizations.

Bob additionally has worked as an associate professor at Royal Roads University. He has an educational background in Business Administration and International Trade.

As an author and co-author, Bob has contributed to a number of resources relating to working with Aboriginal or Indigenous Peoples. He also manages a blog called "Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples"®, which is a resource that supports people in their Indigenous relations endeavours.

Bob Joseph is an Indigenous person, more specifically a Status Indian, and is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. The Gwawaenuk is one of the many Kwakwaka’wakw tribes located between Comox and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland of British Columbia. He comes from a proud potlatch family, is an initiated member of the Hamatsa Society, and a Hereditary Chief.

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