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Reviewed in Canada on October 6, 2020
Well-balanced book that takes apart the "Indian Act." The Indian Act is at the base of many discriminatory efforts to assimilate First Nations in to European culture and thinking. Prior to the Indian Act, relations between Europeans and First Nations were mostly Nation to Nation. The thinking behind the Indian Act was a view of First Nations as a "problem to be gotten rid of." The Indian Act, although amended and re-amended multiple times through the years is STILL in place, and therefore is still representative of the relationship of much of the government and much of "white" society in Canada today with First Nations. Before we can have true reconciliation, this thinking needs to be abolished. The whole act probably needs to be gotten rid of and something else put in its place that returns to a nation-to-nation realtionship.
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