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message 1: by Bettye (new)

Bettye McKee Ben, that is one great review, almost a book on itself. You have pinpointed in clear language the very real problems that people are happy to ignore. Racism is deep-seated. We learn it at home and pass it on. When it condoned and often rewarded by the government and the justice system, it is insurmountable. I pray Canada will experience a miracle that will make this tragedy a thing of the past.


message 2: by Biblio (new)

Biblio Curious "complacency of an entire country" I agree so much. I spent a few hours flipping through it right after buying it. I'm still speechless for how to describe that what's been happening has been put into a mere 300 page book.


message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie Mae thank you for such a well written review. you have encapuslated much of what went through my head as I read the text. We have a lot of work to do moving forward.


message 4: by Claire (new)

Claire This review says it all. Heartbreaking...


message 5: by Joanne (new)

Joanne I just finished this book minutes ago and I was agonizing about how to formulate my review. I feel that your passionate essay, so much more than a book review, is so eloquent that I should simply say "Read Ben's review. He says it all." No thoughtful Canadian can truthfully turn their face away from this never-ending pain. The utter failure so far of the Murdered and Missing Women enquiry is just another example of an all-talk, no-intention-of-solving-the-issue money waster that could better be spent on actual programs that work. I'm so frustrated every time this happens.


message 6: by Mark (new)

Mark Harrison Great review and so interesting to hear it from someone who lives in Thunder Bay
What can one do, the politicians just pay lip service


message 7: by Mary (new)

Mary Fitzpatrick I appreciate how spot on you are about Canadians being in the dark. I hope everyone will read this and get off their high horse. We are no better than the US when it comes to racism.


message 8: by Kristy (new)

Kristy This is a very compelling review. I am just delving into Indigenous issues more deeply through reading non-fiction. I think this will be a good addition to my education. Thank you for the review.


message 9: by Ben (new)

Ben Babcock Kristy wrote: "This is a very compelling review. I am just delving into Indigenous issues more deeply through reading non-fiction. I think this will be a good addition to my education. Thank you for the review."

You're welcome! This book is laser-focused on events specific to this region of Canada; however, other nations definitely experience the same types of issues as a result of colonialism, so this book will help.

I've got an "indigenous" shelf of all the books I read, fiction and non-fiction, pertaining to Indigenous issues and peoples.

If you want a break from reading, there are a bunch of great podcasts by Indigenous people: All My Relations, Red Man Laughing (which is part of the larger Indian and Cowboy podcast network) are two.


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