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TITLE:
Time bomb : Canada and the First Nations / Douglas L. Bland ; foreword by Bonnie Butlin.
Publication Date:
2014
Publication Information:
Toronto, ON : Dundurn Press,
Physical Description:
231 p.
Additional Contributors:
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