The Globe and Mail, February 25, 2011
It is a failure of Canada’s imagination that its original inhabitants continue to suffer the most distorted stereotypes of any non-white group.
Canada’s urban natives, who now comprise half of all Métis, first nations and Inuit, feel they are viewed negatively by the larger society, even as they display a high level of tolerance for other cultures.
What is even more striking is that, according to a study by Environics Institute, many non-aboriginals recognize their comic-book characterization of natives, and acknowledge that real discrimination exists. Read more »