There is little doubt that Indigenous Peoples over the ages have had their world turned upside down by governments bent on terminating all traces of their culture.
Act Indian not Indian Act continues the voice of its sister book, A is for Assimilation, but surpasses it in its bluntness by addressing head on the misconceptions and untruths that continue to malign First People.
It also employs a "pull no punches" approach complemented with unique photos and art designed to attract readers who are not well-versed in Indigenous history.
The mini-book provides stimulus for any discussion concerning First People, in that it has a legion of talking points that many Canadians may have never considered.
Both books can stand on their own, but they work perfectly in tandem, and are engaging entry points into Indigenous history - the ideal primers for journalism and Canadian history students.
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