Time bomb : Canada and the First Nations / Douglas L. Bland ; foreword by Bonnie Butlin.

Time bomb : Canada and the First Nations / Douglas L. Bland ; foreword by Bonnie Butlin.

By
Bland, Douglas.

Publication Date
2014

Publication Information
Toronto, ON : Dundurn Press,

Physical Description
231 p.

Subject Term
Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Government relations.
 
Social history.
 
Ethnicity.
 
Politics and culture.

Series
POINT OF VIEW
 
POINT OF VIEW (DUNDURN PRESS).

Additional Contributors
Butlin, Bonnie.

Bibliography Note
Includes bibliographies.

Summary
A look at how a major confrontation between Canada and the First Nations could erupt, and how it might be prevented. There are few greater tragedies than a war waged by a society against itself. As Time Bomb shows, a catastrophic confrontation between Canada’s so-called 'settler' and First Nations communities is not only feasible, it is, in theory, inevitable. Grievances, prejudice, and other factors all combine to make the likelihood of a First Nations uprising very real. Time Bomb describes how a nationwide insurgency could unfold, how the 'usual' police and military reactions to First Nations protests would only worsen such a situation, and how, on the other hand, innovative policies might defuse the smouldering time bomb in our midst. The question all Canadians and First Nations must answer is this: Must we all suffer the disaster of a great national insurgency or will we act together to extinguish the growing danger in our midst?

Language
English

ISBN
9781459727878


LibraryCollectionCollectionCall NumberStatus
Happy Valley - Goose Bay (LHV) MelvilleAdult NFicAdult Non-Fiction305.897 B61Checked In
St. John's - A.C. Hunter (SJH)Adult NFicAdult Non-Fiction305.897 B61Checked In