Indigenous people and all Canadians, are you feeling disenfranchised and lied to? If so, the feeling is legitimate. This feeling is real.
As the new Prime Minister walks around saying no relationship is more important to him than the one he has with Indigenous Nations, and as the new Prime Minister claims to be repealing unilaterally constructed legislation, and as the new Prime Minister argues he respects the intelligence of Canadians, the Algonquin Anishinaabeg are being forced to terminate their land rights through Canada’s unilaterally constructed land claims policy. In addition to this Canada continues to destroy our sacred places such as Chaudiere Falls – the location where Creator placed the First Sacred Pipe. Folks, this is the land that Canada’s parliament buildings squat on. What makes all this worse is that this is occurring through a discourse of reconciliation hence your feeling of disenfranchisement.
If you want to learn how Canada has intentionally ignored the Algonquin Anishinaabeg during the treaty process and how Canada continues to insult both Indigenous people and all Canadians this book is being offered at 40% off until the end of the year: “The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin on the Algonquin Land Claims Process”.
Don't worry you will not make me rich off these sales. Do it for yourself, do it for your community, do it for a better Canada. Create a little book club, read it, and discuss it further as a way to learn. It really is the best way.
Remember to use this discount code Fern40 during check out: https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/authors/view/lynn-gehl
Lynn Gehl, Ph.D. is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley. She has a section 15 Charter challenge regarding the continued sex discrimination in The Indian Act, and is an outspoken critic of the Ontario Algonquin land claims and self-government process. She has three books: Anishinaabeg Stories: Featuring Petroglyphs, Petrographs, and Wampum Belts, The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin of the Algonquin Land Claims Process, and Mkadengwe: Sharing Canada's Colonial Process through Black Face Methodology. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and see more of her work at www.lynngehl.com.