Dancing With A Ghost
Exploring Aboriginal Reality

Ross, Rupert
Publisher:  Penguin Canada
Year Published:  2006   First Published:  1992
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8083

Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values.

Abstract:  Rupert Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values that control behaviour. As a non-native lawyer working in Northern Ontario his insights into Aboriginal culture help us understand the inherent differences between the two. He asks us to become aware that our decision making is a reflection of our culture and that we should not condemn a society we don't properly understand. Presuming to speak for Aboriginal peoples may not result in justice in their view. We need to see life through the other person's eyes and find values that are common to both. Only in this way can we avoid the mistakes of the past.

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