On June 19th, 2018, St. Andrew’s-Wesley was honoured to welcome Indigenous relations trainer and author, Bob Joseph, for an insightful presentation and Q&A on his best-selling book 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act.
Joseph, an articulate, engaging, and dynamic speaker, wrote the book due to the instant and sustained interest in a 2015 blog article of his on the Indian Act. The article has since had over 196,000 views. Inspired and motivated by the obvious desire for knowledge about this relatively unknown legislation, he wrote what is described as “required reading” and the first “readable” book about the Indian Act to help Canadians understand its historic and ongoing impact. Copies of the book will be available on site.
If you are serious about reconciliation, then understanding the Indian Act and its impacts are essential elements to achieving that goal