Peter Sutton

Part Two of Two – A Delectable Lie, a Tree and a Way Forward: Multiculturalism and Aboriginal Policy Compared

I compare the Canadian government’s multiculturalism and Aboriginal policies. I see similarities between Western University political science professor Salim Mansur’s concerns about multiculturalism and the pro-Palestinian/anti-Jewish elements elements of the Caledonia, Ontario land claims dispute.

“The Politics of Suffering” – Fascinating Read

Peter Sutton worked as an anthropologist and linguist with Australian Aborigines. He grew more and more disillusioned with the situation there and penned the book The Politics of Suffering: Indigenous Australia and the end of the liberal consensus (2009). I see numerous parallels between what he says and the Indigenous situation here in Canada.

Violence Against Aboriginal Women

The constant blaming of forces like colonization and the residential schools has not always moved the dialogue forward when it comes to ending violence against Aboriginal women. I think a more holistic approach is required that examines all sides of the story, including those factors that might have contributed to Indigenous dysfunction pre-contact.