First Nations 101 by Linda Gray
First Nations 101 is an informative and opinionated guide to First Nations issues. Written in an accessible style and with a wry sense of humor, Lynda Gray provides readers with a broad overview of the diverse and complex day-to-day realities of First Nations people.
Jam-packed with information on more than 70 subjects including urbanization, veterans, feminism, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, child welfare, the medicine wheel, food access, Two-spirit (LGBT), residential schools, the land bridge theory, National Aboriginal History Month, and language preservation, First Nations 101 endeavors to leave readers with a better understanding of the shared history of First Nations and non-First Nations people.
Ultimately, the author 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. Lynda Gray is a member of the Tsimshian Nation from Lax Kw'alaams on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. One dollar from the sale of each book will be donated to the Urban Native Youth Association's capital campaign to build a Native Youth Centre in Vancouver.