Book Discussion: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Why do you think so little is known about the Indian Act? How does knowing more about the Indian Act affect your life? Which aspects of the Indian Act were most disturbing to you? Which aspects of the book made you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel as though the author is laying blame in any way on the non-Indigenous population? How has this book affected your view of Canada’s history and its founding father, John A. Macdonald? Does removing statues and renaming buildings contribute to reconciliation or erase history? How does this book influence the way you now perceive Indigenous Peoples?? What are the social and political impacts of removing the Indian Act as a piece of legislation? Has this book broadened your understanding of the issues faced by Indigenous Peoples today?
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