Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 18, 2006
Lucrative West and North Vancouver, B. C. Native Land Claim settlements are imminent. Unfortunately many people in the area not familiar with British Columbia's history of dealing with Native rights will have negative feelings about these settlements.
Ethnocentric Monoculturalism (unconscious beliefs of superiority of the dominant culture) leave many people believing to this day that their descendants brought enlightenment rather than dispossession to British Columbia's First Nations' peoples in 1860. This dispossession, cultural genocide and lack of understanding led to wide-spread problems in First Nations' peoples' communities including Addiction Generational Transmission across many generations.
To help explain the history to those unfamiliar with it a second Edition of a book that explains why these land claims are justified is available. "Return of the Canoe Societies: A Literary History of the B.C. Coastal Tribes Attempts To Obtain Land Treaties: Second Edition" by Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. is a riveting adventure novel that explains as the novel proceeds such issues as: Land Claims History, Identity Achievement, Self-Worth, Cultural Resurgence, Empowerment, Residential Schools Impact and Reconciliation. The author is a former School Psychologist who is familiar with the devastating effects of such traumatic events as sexual molestation in Residential schools and the often self-medication of the pain through alcohol.
It is available in paperback and hardcover from Booksurge.com and in paperback from Amazon.com. Contact Rosemary Patterson, 604-522-2051.