- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre; 1 edition (May 1 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1550541617
- ISBN-13: 978-1550541618
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 662 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #463,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
People of Terra Nullius: Betrayal and Rebirth in Aboriginal Canada Paperback – May 1 1994
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"Searing, heartfelt and important." (Peter Gzowski)
"An astounding book; a must-read for all Canadians who want to understand what is happening in aboriginal Canada today -- and what may happen tomorrow." (David Newhouse (Onondaga))
"[Richardson's] description fo the Kafkaesque world of the federal Indian Act, with its overwhelming controls over every aspect of aboriginal life, is a masterpiece." (Globe & Mail)
"Filled with keen observations and sharp criticisms. Richardson's book is...a passionate plea to Canadians to abolish the Indian Act and to heed Ovide Mercredi's call for the recognition of the inherent right of aboriginals to self-government." (Montreal Mirror)
About the Author
Boyce Richardson has spent twenty-five years documenting aboriginal life in words and film. After winning a National Newspaper Award at the Montreal Star, he published two books about the James Bay hydro development, including the internationally acclaimed Strangers Devour the Land. In 1989 he edited Drumbeat, an anthology of native resistance for the Assembly of First Nations. Richardson liveswith his wife, Shirley, in Ottawa.
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The book is a work of passion for justice and reflects the deep respect the author has to the achievements and resilience of these people. It is not a dry historical report but paints the history through people's stories; this is thanks to extensive traveling and contacts of the author with aboriginals, Inuit and the many different nations.
I totally recommend reading this book and believe that anyone who is interested in history and human rights should own it.