Globe Editorial: Natives still suffer shameful stereotypes

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 »