Native identity does not get lost in the city

Globe and Mail, April 19, 2010

For generations of native Canadians, the city was the white man’s world. Natives might migrate there to escape the stagnation and despair of the reserve, but to do so was often considered a kind of cultural betrayal. It meant giving up the attachment to the land that was considered the essence of native identity. It meant abandoning native spirituality and submitting to the materialism of urban life. In short, it meant an end to being native.  Read more >>