In Selected Contemporary Native Issues in Canada : Observations Made in The Field, Eric John Large sheds light on the barriers that prevent his First Nations People from experiencing vibrant health. He points out three particular causes: the federal government’s misinterpretation of their vision of health; its low prioritization of processes that encourage the establishment of healthy First Nation communities; and the fact that attaining commitment from government for affirmative action is next to impossible.
Health care, however, is not the sole issue. The book also contains documents such as addresses, press releases, treatises, definitions and legislations that are all directed toward efforts such as revitalization of language and culture, education and youth, ultimately to preserve the diminishing indigenous lands and nation.
Honest, bold and daring, Selected Contemporary Native Issues in Canada labors to speak out the truth about the plight of the First Nations People. Although its cases may have happened some years ago, the message rings true today more than ever. It is indeed a great source of empowerment for readers who have suffered like Crystal.
About the Author
Eric John Large is an Indian Residential School Coordinator and Resolution Health Support Worker. In 1978, he completed the bachelor of education degree program at the University of Alberta. Later, he attended a management studies program at Blue Quills First Nations College from 1987 to 1989. Large loves serving people in the field of native politics, federal and provincial policies, federal legislation and public services. His interests include health care, social welfare, youth development, social science, culture and traditions, history and writing. He highly values respect for all people regardless of their origin, heritage, and belief.