Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Not for the first time, I urge Canadians to read Christopher Moore.
Even international readers might have heard about the Idle No More protests currently dominating the headlines in Canada: it's a nationwide series of protests by First Nations groups (what Americans call Indians or Natives) to try to get the government of Canada to live up to its treaty obligations, which it has failed to do so for untold decades at great human cost. Canadians don't tend to think about our First Nations people very much, or know why the situation stands as it does. As usual, historian Christopher Moore has the remedy in this post: Kay on Treaty History: Well-meaning, wrong-headed: