The Dispossessed: Life and Death in Native Canada

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McArthur, 1999 - Social Science - 291 pages

The Dispossessed is an examination of the modern day stirrings of rebellion in a people physically and culturally dislocated by North American settlers. Geoffrey York's acclaimed work spent 48 weeks on the Globe and Mail's best-sellers list as the country awoke to its astute observations and opinions.

With a new chapter examining more recent events involving Canada's native population, The Dispossessed is still as relevant as ever.

Renowned and respected Aboriginal Canadian Tomson Highway provides the foreword to this contemporary Canadian classic.

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This book it definitely and eye opening book so sad in how the goverments played a huge part in this.. like exactly how come they couldn't educate these people before giving them millions of dollars! SO sad!! Im first nations myself and from Hobbema.. Much love to my people over there!!

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About the author (1999)

Geoffrey York is a Globe and Mail reporter and the author of The Dispossessed: Life and Death in Native Canada. He has covered aboriginal issues for more than seven years, travelling to 45 native communities in every region of the country. Nominated for a National Newspaper Award in 1988 for his investigation of the problems of adopted native children, he was the Globe's bureau chief in Winnipeg from 1986 to 1990 and then was a reporter at Parliament Hill.

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