Lethal Legacy: Current Native Controversies in Canada.
J.R. Miller, FRSC, is a History professor and the Canada Research Chair in Native-Newcomer Relations at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of Shingwauk’s Vision: A History of Native Residential Schools, Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada and editor of Sweet Promises: A Reader in Indian-White Relations in Canada.
An expert on indigenous-newcomer relations, Miller uses his extensive research from conventional and Native sources to explore and explain the controversial issues facing Canadian Natives today. In five sections this book covers topics such as Native identity, self-government, treaties, attitudes to land and ownership, and assimilation. Miller acknowledges the fact that there are no easy solutions, but argues that greater understanding is the foundation for building successful relations between Natives and non-Natives in Canada.