First Nations 101 by Linda Gray
By Linda Gray
First Nations 101 is an easy to read primer that provides readers with a broad overview of the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people. It is packed with more than 70 subjects including education, youth, child welfare, urbanization, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, feminism, the medicine wheel, Two-spirit (LGBTQ), residential schools, the land bridge theory, and language preservation. Author Lynda Gray endeavours to leave readers with a better understanding of the shared history of First Nations and non-First Nations people, and ultimately calls upon all of us - individuals, communities, and governments - to play active roles in bringing about true reconciliation between First Nations and non-First Nations people. First Nations 101 was released on June 1, 2011 to celebrate National Aboriginal History Month.
The affordable price of $20 for this 288 page book makes it the perfect class textbook, training resource, gift, and informative guide for any reader. Colleges and universities across the country are utilizing First Nations 101 in courses such as First Nations Studies, Nursing, English, Social Work, Sociology, and Child & Youth Care.
One dollar from the sale of each book is donated to the Urban Native Youth Association's capital campaign to build a Native Youth Centre in Vancouver, BC.