Understanding First Nations: The Legacy of Canadian Colonialism by Dr. Ed Whitcomb

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This interesting read offers insight into and explanations about the main issues facing First Nations communities from a historical perspective. It deals with questions often encountered by a non-indigenous populations and attempts to provide background and context, questions such as: So, who are First Nations anyway? Why do they claim so much of Canada? Who is responsible for the alleged mess on the reserves and why isn't governance working better? Isn't the residential schools issue far in the past, along with the Sixties Scoop? Why are the prisons full of Indigenous Canadians and why are so many being murdered? Are myths and ignorance getting in the way?