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Four false assumptions of Canadian Aboriginal policy

February 26, 2011

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From the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, 1996 Four false assumptions … The first held Aboriginal people to be inherently inferior and incapable of governing themselves. The second was that treaties and other agreements were, by and large, not covenants of trust and obligation but devices of statecraft, less expensive and more […]

Legends of Myself 8

February 5, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 7 8.  A Prehistory of My Father Pt. 4 – Brothers at War Like Dad, and almost certainly getting there first, Uncle Jim did some kicking about in London.  Like Dad, part of his kicking about was in museums, sampling I guess some medieval chic not available in Essington.  I remember […]