Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality

This eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act offers practical tools that will help you respectfully avoid missteps in your business interactions and personal relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

Winnipeg Free Press review: Road map to reconciliation clear, concise

This book covers:

  • Aboriginal Rights and Title, and the treaty process
  • The difference between hereditary and elected leadership, and why it matters
  • Which terms are preferable, and which should be avoided
  • Indigenous worldviews and cultural traditions
  • The effect of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada
  • The truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated about Indigenous Peoples since Confederation


Points of Interest:

  • Continues teachings after National Bestseller success: 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act sold tens of thousands of copies and continues to appear on bestseller lists in Canada. Indigenous Relations builds on this foundation to provide essential information about conducting business and personal interactions with Indigenous people.
  • Offers practical, accessible understanding to complex, oft-ask questions: Joseph provides insight into the difference between hereditary and elected leadership (and why it matters); the treaty process and Aboriginal Rights and Title; and the effect of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in Canada.
  • Popular, charismatic media personality: Joseph is eloquent and thoughtful, and a regular guest on popular national programs. He offers insightful commentary about both key issues at the heart of Canadian identity—and current affairs.
  • Timely discussion of Indigenous worldviews: Understanding Indigenous values, philosophy and customs is essential in understanding why some worldviews clash with Euro-centric views and cultures. Only through this comprehension—and the comparison of the two—can we begin to explore some of the most complex political debates of our time.

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Here are some words of praise for Indigenous Relations Insight, Tips & Suggestions To Make        Reconciliation A Reality

“The insightful, intelligent, and practical information in this book is of critical importance for building bridges between peoples of different backgrounds, allowing for self-examination on our perspectives and understanding, opening minds and sharpening thinking on inclusiveness, and making reconciliation a reality, which will then bring change.”- Lillian Hvatum-Brewster, VP, Indigenous Community Relations & Development, ATCO & Canadian Utilities Limited 

I have worked in Indigenous communities for over 30 years and I wish I had had Bob Joseph's book at any point over those years. It would have helped me a great deal. It's a very important and valuable book for everyone who works with Indigenous Peoples. - Bruce Falstead, Manager, Aboriginal Initiatives, FortisBC  

“Fresh off his highly acclaimed and revealing guide to the Indian Act, Bob Joseph continues to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with this insightful new book.  A guide for developing both corporate and personal relationships, Indigenous Relations is an excellent primer for everyone who wants to embark on a new journey of reconciliation and collaboration with Indigenous people, but don’t know where – or how – to begin.” - Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation