Upsetting the colonial mythology of a generous America, righteous in spirit and conduct, is all the more disturbing because so little is taught about the historical reality in public schools. Even less is taught about the reality of the present.
Non-indigenous Americans need to know there is another choice besides ignorance and resentment. Some learning takes place in mutual conservation efforts, but healing wounded spirits requires cooperation and reciprocity.
Knowing what gifts have been made helps in forming an awareness of what one should give in return.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here