Since “Idle No More,” my knowledge about Indigenous matters has grown. I’ve only skimmed the surface, enough to know that I know and understand very little. As a child of British descent growing up in Toronto my only awareness involved coveting one of my best friend’s “Indian Chief” hat.
I’m a reader. Most of what I’ve learned is from reading (and living, of course). The books I have most enjoyed through the years are the same — they inspire, instruct and give hope for a good and worthwhile life (on my ‘simple’ terms).