The reality for many non-Aboriginal people is that they have few opportunities to articulate their attitudes towards reconciliation or Aboriginal people in social contexts and, consequently, misinformation and prejudice inform those occasions when such issues arise. The journey to reconciliation is the goal. It is a goal that will take the commitment of multiple generations but when it is achieved – when we have reconciliation – it will make for a better, stronger Canada.
The story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time.
November 1, 2020