Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality

Category: Book
By (author): Joseph, Bob
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Publisher: Page Two Books, Inc.
Published: May 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.08in x 5.11in
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From The Publisher*A timely sequel to the bestselling 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act - and an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples.

We are all treaty people. But what are the everyday impacts of treaties, and how can we effectively work toward reconciliation if we're worried our words and actions will unintentionally cause harm?

Hereditary chief and leading Indigenous relations trainer Bob Joseph is your guide to respecting cultural differences and improving your personal relationships and business interactions with Indigenous Peoples. Practical and inclusive, Indigenous Relations interprets the difference between hereditary and elected leadership, and why it matters; explains the intricacies of Aboriginal Rights and Title, and the treaty process; and demonstrates the lasting impact of the Indian Act, including the barriers that Indigenous communities face and the truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated since Confederation.

Indigenous Relations equips you with the necessary knowledge to respectfully avoid missteps in your work and daily life, and offers an eight-part process to help business and government work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples - benefitting workplace culture as well as the bottom line. Indigenous Relations is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to improve their cultural competency and undo the legacy of the Indian Act.
Review Quote*Praise for 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act:

"Joseph presents straightforward examples that shock and enrage - such as prohibitions on indigenous people hiring legal counsel and bars against them entering pool halls - and he packs an extra punch with alarming quotes from late-19th- and early-20th-century Canadian leaders who in no uncertain terms touted their goal of eliminating the continent's first peoples. Joseph's appendices - historical timeline, glossary, classroom discussion guide, recommended readings, and the landmark TRC's calls to action on indigenous rights - expertly complement his all-too-brief prescriptions for dismantling the still extant act. This pocket-size primer is a perfect introduction to a troubling legacy with which Canadians continue to wrestle."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Powerful.... Joseph makes this difficult history quite accessible, methodically describing these and other human rights violations in a highly readable prose."
--Winnipeg Free Press

"I have a deep hope for Canada that there can be reconciliation. I want every Canadian to imagine a Canada in which every person will live with dignity, value, and purpose. But to do that, there must be reflection on our shared history and the harmful periods and events that continue to haunt us as a nation. Understanding the Indian Act is fundamental to understanding why those harmful periods and events took place. Bob Joseph's book is an invaluable tool for Canadians who want to understand the past in order to contribute to reconciliation in our country."
--Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, O.B.C., Ambassador, Reconciliation Canada

"From declaring cultural ceremonies illegal, to prohibiting pool hall owners from granting Indigenous Peoples entrance, from forbidding the speaking of Indigenous languages, to the devastating policy that created residential schools, Bob Joseph reveals the hold this paternalistic act, with its roots in the 1800s, still has on the lives of Indigenous Peoples in Canada in the twenty-first century. This straightforward book is an invaluable resource. There is much for non-Indigenous people to learn and to do. But equally important, there is much to unlearn and to undo. The time is right for this book. Thank you, Bob Joseph. Gilakas'la."
--Shelagh Rogers, O.C., Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Honorary Witness
Biographical NoteBob Joseph, founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., has provided training on Indigenous relations since 1994. As a certified Master Trainer, Bob has assisted both individuals and organizations in building Indigenous relations. His Canadian clients include all levels of government, Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, including the World Bank, small and medium-sized corporate enterprises, and Indigenous Peoples. He has worked internationally for clients in the United States, Guatemala, Peru, and New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Bob Joseph is an Indigenous person, or more specifically a status Indian, and is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. The Gwawaenuk is one of the many Kwakwaka'wakw tribes located between Comox and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland of British Columbia. He comes from a proud potlatch family and is an initiated member of the Hamatsa Society. As the son of a hereditary chief, he will one day, in accordance with strict cultural laws, become a hereditary chief.