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The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power And Influence

Category: Book
By (author): Saul, John Ralston
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
  HISTORY / Native American
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: August 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.20in x 5.20in x 0.80in
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The most compelling case for Canada to change its relationships to the First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

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From The Publisher*Now in paperback, Canada's leading public intellectual's powerful entry into the national discourse on Aboriginal rights and the renaissance of Canada
     Historic moments are always uncomfortable, Saul writes in this impassioned argument, calling on all of us to embrace and support the comeback of Aboriginal peoples. This, he says, is the great issue of our time--the most important missing piece in the building of Canada. The events that began late in 2012 with the Idle No More movement were not just a rough patch in Aboriginal relations with the rest of Canada. What is happening today between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals is not about guilt or sympathy or failure or romanticization of the past. It is about citizens' rights. It is about rebuilding relationships that were central to the creation of Canada. These relationships are just as important to its continued existence. The centrality of Aboriginal issues and peoples has the potential to open up a more creative way of imagining ourselves and a more honest narrative for Canada.
     Wide in scope but piercing in detail, The Comeback presents a powerful portrait of modern Aboriginal life in Canada illustrated by a remarkable selection of letters, speeches, and writings by Aboriginal leaders and thinkers, showcasing the extraordinarily rich, moving, and stable indigenous point of view across the centuries.
Review Quote*"(Saul) has written a powerful treatise that provides a fresh way to look at Canadian history." - The Globe and Mail

"The Comeback surges across the past two thousand years of history with scholastic ease, reframing some of the current Aboriginal debates through an inspired lens. . . . Saul lives up to his reputation for breadth and originality of thought, arguing that what are typically presented as 'Aboriginal issues,' are actually political battles that matter to us all." - National Post

"Every Canadian should read The Comeback." - The Walrus
Biographical NoteJOHN RALSTON SAUL is Canada's leading public intellectual. Declared a "prophet" by Time magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile's Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, the leading global organization of writers dedicated to freedom of expression and literarure. He has published fourteen works, which have been translated into twenty-five languages in thirty-six countries, the most recent of which are A Fair Country and Dark Diversions. Online: