Shabby Treatment: The Marginalization of Native/Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Although Canada lacks some elements of the toxic brew of attitudes and policies that have embittered the life of native people in the United States, the fate of the First Nations north of the 49th parallel has not been much happier. Manifest Destiny was proclaimed in a much softer voice in Canada, and at least in recent decades, the image of the "melting pot" has given way to something closer to a salad bowl in which the components retain their individuality while at the same time contributing to the whole. Majority society has become used to apologizing for what one oil executive has called the "disservice" of past policies. It is officially hoped that with...The end:
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