Summer Book Club 2018 – Week Eight (Chapter 8&9)

In Summer Book Club 2018 by BIC

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A) Before You Read


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Chapter 8


Chapter 9


B) READ: Chapters 8 & 9


C) Questions

Chapter 8


  • Question 1

    Do you think that sovereignty should be the right of Native people in North America? 

    What impact would it hold compared to a more comprehensive tribal membership or resource development systems, which King promotes on page 202?

  • Question 2

    King describes how some Native American nations are buying up land for present and future economic development, whereas this hasn’t happened in Canada because it would have to come via land-claim settlements or parliamentary decrees. What is the irony of Native nations privately owning land? (p.213)

  • Question 3

    How do you account for the fact that Native people have not been assimilated?

  • Question 4

    Ponder on what you have learned about the past and present strengths, capabilities and fortitude of First Nations, Metis and Inuit in Canada by reading this book.

Chapter 9


  • Question 1

    Click on this link to quickly read the chart that compares the views of treaties between Native and non-Native people and the differences in land ownership and leadership.
www.firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_treaties/fp_treaties_two_views.html

      a) How have these opposing views affected the relationships between Native and 
non-Native people?

      b) How has the breaking of all of treaties affected our relationships?

  • Question 2

    Why does King think the question, “What do Indians want?” is the wrong question?
    
What does he propose is the correct question or bigger issue and why?

  • Question 3

    How have the events surrounding Ipperwash, the Oka Crisis, the Musqueam land dispute shaped the ordinary Canadian’s view of the state of Native and non-Native relationships?
    
Do you agree with King that injustices were involved?

    

*NOTE: Ipperwash. Since King’s book, there has been settlement in this dispute. “The settlement was finalized on April 14, 2016. Along with a $95 million payment, the land was signed over to the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation by Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett. Chief Thomas Bressette signed the agreement on behalf of the band.” – Wikipedia

  • Question 4

    Read Gen 2:15, Gen 1:26, Ps 24:1. What do you understand to be the biblical principles of dominion, care and stewardship of creation, including land?


D) Comment on the Facebook Page

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E) Prayer

God,
You are the source of human dignity, and it is in your image that we are created.
Pour out on us the spirit of love and compassion.
Enable us to reverence each person to reach out to anyone in need, 
To values and appreciate those who differ from us,
To share the resources of our nation,
To receive the gifts offered to us
By people from other cultures.
Grant that we may always promote
The justice and acceptance that ensures lasting peace and racial harmony.
Help us to remember that we are one world and one family.

AMEN

Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

Reconciliation Prayer
Lord God, bring us together as one,
reconciled with you and reconciled with each other.
You made us in your likeness,
you gave us your Son Jesus Christ.
He has given us forgiveness from sin.
Lord God, bring us together as one,
different in culture,
but given new life in Jesus Christ,
together as your body, your Church, your people.
Lord God, bring us together as one,
reconciled, healed, forgiven,
sharing you with others as you have called us to do.
In Jesus Christ, let us be together as one.
Amen

From Anglican Board of Mission Australia