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Reservations Are for Indians

Reservations Are for Indians

By Heather Robertson

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Offering a sympathetic but detached portrait of Canada's native people, Reservations are for Indians has become a classic.
Combining the skills of a novelist with those of an accomplished journalist, Heather Robertson captures the vicious circle of dependence created by government policies which ensnares aboriginal Canadians. Her account combines a description of life in four reserve communities with a history of government policies and programmes, describing the circumstances which yielded a generation of native leaders who demand a new place in Canada's political and constitutional structure.
For this edition, Heather Robertson has written a preface describing how she came to write the book, the response to it when it was first published, and how she sees it in the context of the issues regarding aboriginal rights facing Canadians today.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Hay Lake II
Chapter 3
Home, Home on the Reserve
Norway House
Chapter 5
The Tramp of the Multitudes
Chapter 6
Behind Polished Desks in Swivels: The Indian Act
Chapter 7
My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying
Chapter 8
The Mudlarks
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
The Drink-In
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Mirror, Mirror

"A triumph of the reporter's art: a factual, revealing and profoundly infuriating account of life as most native peoples of Canada are forced to live it."

- Robert Fulford Saturday Night

"A remarkable and depressing documentation."

- Time Magazine

HEATHER ROBERTSON is one of Canada\s most accomplished and acclaimed authors. Her many books include Reservations are for Indians Grass Roots A Terrible Beauty and Willie: A Romance. Born in Winnipeg she has long lived in Toronto.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 303 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1991
ISBN: 9781550283655
Format: 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, SOC021000
Imprint: Lorimer


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