From Where I Stand

SKU: 9780774880534

Jody Wilson-Raybould
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
Purich Books
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From Where I Stand, Rebuilding Indigenous Nations For A Stronger Canada by Jody Wilson-Raybould includes a foreword by the Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair. This book is published by Purich Books (UBC Press). From Where I Stand highlights five main areas of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s foundational understanding on charting a new course for true reconciliation in Canada: Moving through the postcolonial door examines the breadth and depth of reconciliation; rights and recognition focuses on section 35 of Canada’s Constitution and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP); governance in the post-Indian Act world includes the pursuit of strong and appropriate institutions, structures and procedures of governance; building business relationships and the duty to consult discusses rights and support for Nation building and when unrecognized results in negative social and economic consequences for everyone; and, restoring balance, correcting injustices, and keeping vigilant is premised on diversity and promoting an inclusive society. From Where I Stand is based on Jody Wilson-Raybould’s speeches, lectures, committee evidence, and other writings on Indigenous issues as BC Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, framing a course correction for both government and Indigenous Peoples. The focus of Jody Wilson-Raybould’s material is on Nation rebuilding, the challenge of reconciliation and Indigenous empowerment, to address Canada’s colonial legacy and to build a future where Indigenous Rights are recognized, respected and fully implemented. From Where I Stand contributes to the process of reconciliation for individuals, government, businesses, organizations and civil society along with Indigenous Peoples and their governments to work together to translate discussions and conversations into wellbeing, balance and action by listening, learning and reflecting.  The changes that reconciliation bring will be significant and touch all aspects of life, government decision-making, economies, education, justice and our environment. A shared history to reimagine our future; examine individual and shared attitudes and actions; understand our laws and new legislation; that basic changes in how we think, act and relate;  and, that Indigenous and non-Indigenous governments and individuals play a role in a reconciliation that cannot fail because Canada cannot fail, are central in this book. A link to documents referred to in this book is included. A list of case law and legislation cited in this work covers case law, statutes, and bills and their outcomes. An index is presented. Author details are also included. 

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