For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend dearest gifted me the book, “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act” by Bob Joseph. This guide is intended to help Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a reality. I have high hopes for this book as I really want to learn more about how the Indian Act continues to shape, control and constrain the lives of Indigenous Peoples today. I think this knowledge will help make sense of and disprove many enduring stereotypes.
Moving forward, my blog posts will not only document my findings as I proceed through the Indian Act of 1876, but will also include helpful insight from this book. From what I’ve gathered so far, the book is easy to follow and a convenient place to start becoming a more informed Canadian. I mean, for under $20 CAD how can you go wrong? But if you’re still not convinced, I would be more than happy to pass it along to any interested followers once I’m done reading.
Until next time.