Separate, not equal: the story of Canada in a Manitoba valley
The following is an excerpt from Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation, by Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii). The two authors explore the history of two Prairie communities: one Indigenous, one non-Indigenous living side by side, separate and unequal, and what it means for the rest of us.
Authors Stobo Sniderman, left, and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii) on why they wrote the book: 'Valley of the Birdtail began as a story about the unfair and unequal education on Indian reserves. To tell that story, we found that we had to go back to the beginning, and the book became a story about Canada. In the end, we found a measure of hope.'
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