Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality
An important sequel to the bestselling 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act - and an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples.
This book covers:
- Aboriginal Rights and Title, and the treaty process
- The difference between hereditary and elected leadership, and why it matters
- Which terms are preferable, and which should be avoided
- Indigenous worldviews and cultural traditions
- The effect of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada
- The truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated about Indigenous Peoples since Confederation
Points of Interest:
- Continues teachings after National Bestseller success: 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act sold tens of thousands of copies and continues to appear on bestseller lists in Canada. Indigenous Relations builds on this foundation to provide essential information about conducting business and personal interactions with Indigenous people.
- Offers practical, accessible understanding to complex, oft-ask questions: Joseph provides insight into the difference between hereditary and elected leadership (and why it matters); the treaty process and Aboriginal Rights and Title; and the effect of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada.
- Popular, charismatic media personality: Joseph is eloquent and thoughtful, and a regular guest on popular national programs. He offers insightful commentary about both key issues at the heart of Canadian identity—and current affairs.
- Timely discussion of Indigenous worldviews: Understanding Indigenous values, philosophy and customs is essential in understanding why some worldviews clash with Euro-centric views and cultures. Only through this comprehension—and the comparison of the two—can we begin to explore some of the most complex political debates of our time.
“An approachable and user-friendly guidebook...Applicable for any organizations seeking to make reconciliation a reality, including government departments, universities, schools and non-profit groups...An essential tool for anyone wishing to contribute to reconciliation.”
Winnipeg Free Press