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From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada Paperback – Illustrated, Sept. 20 2019
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Jody Wilson-Raybould was not only born to be a leader but accepted the role as her responsibility, and she has fulfilled it with honour and grace and courage. There is no one better-suited to reflect on the shared future of Canada and what needs to be done to make reconciliation a reality in this country. -- from the foreword by The Honourable Murray Sinclair, member of the Senate of Canada, and former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
JWR is on target. This must-read book speaks about our journey to an Indigenous Quiet Revolution.-- Ghislain Picard, Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations Quebec and Labrador
Writing from both the Big House and the House on Parliament Hill, Jody Wilson-Raybould offers unique and profound perspectives from two worlds. In this book, she maps out how First Nations can overcome the struggles of the colonial world and move toward a self-determined future in a world that is better for all. Jody’s vision is clear, and her voice is essential for understanding the urgency needed for colonial and First Nations governments to develop both the political will and the commitment to action needed for a better Canada.-- Terry Teegee, Regional Chief, British Columbia Assembly of First Nations
Canadians came to understand Jody Wilson-Raybould’s passion and commitment for judicial and political reform through her work as the federal Minister of Justice. Behind her engagement in the cut and thrust of politics, however, lay one of the country’s most informed and thoughtful minds. In this much-anticipated book, Wilson-Raybould explains the cultural and historical roots of Indigenous hurt, anger, and despair. But true to her nature, she also offers the country a practical, reasonable, and viable path towards real and lasting reconciliation. This is a brilliant view of what is both possible and necessary.-- Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, and co-author of From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation: A Road Map for All Canadians
From Where I Stand is a must-read book for all Canadians. Puglaas shares a clear understanding of where we have come from, the issues we must address, and the pathways to a transformed future. Having witnessed her remarkable courage and capacity as Canada’s attorney general and her determination to do what is right without succumbing to unrelenting political pressure, Puglaas stands tall among Canadians as a person for whom truth, thoughtfulness, and principle are not mere words – but values to sustain a different kind of policy and politics.-- Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe), Professor of Law, Allard Law School UBC, and Director of the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
Jody Wilson-Raybould’s quest for justice has long driven her work. I first saw this when she was a law student and this commitment to justice has only been deepened by subsequent public service. Her unwavering commitment to reconciliation, balance, and good governance springs off every page of this book. -- John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria Law School
This is the book that all Canadians – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – need to read if we want to make reconciliation and strong, healthy Indigenous Nations a reality in this country.
- Publisher : Purich Books; Illustrated edition (Sept. 20 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0774880538
- ISBN-13 : 978-0774880534
- Item weight : 363 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.91 x 22.23 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #55,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of the problems with the format is the implicit considerable and tedious repetition. Another is that the lay (non-legal) public, like myself, are not familiar with legal declarations such as UNDRIP and section 35 of the Charter for Canada.
JWR clearly has a fine brain and a real grip on the issues. But, by excising the repetition and giving statements of UNDRIP, section 35 and so forth, with discussion, the book would be much more accessible to lay readers like myself.
I have great admiration for her courage and honour as the Attorney General of Canada and contempt for her treatment by the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader.
I am troubled by signs of rigidity in certain statements that she makes in the book, such as 'Chiefs are always men' and so on. The Indigenous peoples themselves should be given the opportunity by their leaders to show flexibility in creating their own rules and laws.