Dances with Dependency: Indigenous Success Through Self-reliance Hardcover – 2006
by Calvin Helin (Author), B&W and Color Illustrations (Illustrator)
Dances with Dependency: Indigenous Success Through Self-reliance
A RICHLY TEXTURED work featuring 25 full page artworks on the mystical culture and cosmology of the Northwest Coast Tsimshian peoples by internationally renowned artist, BILL HUN.
"Calvin Helm's Dances with Dependency offers a compelling portrayal and analysis of poverty among Canada's indigenous people. His message of self-reliance as a way forward rests on thoughtful and creative economic strategies and offers hope in cynical times."
Joy KOGAWA, Nationally renowned poet and novelist
"I am awestruck by Dances with Dependency. Calvin Helin has been guided by the Raven and has managed to speak honestly and respectfully about the problems faced by Aboriginal communities. The truth strikes at the heart, and is messaged in such a way that no one can be offended. I would like to thank him, howa’a [Haida for thank you], for speaking out on behalf of our youth. The book is truly beautiful. I loved the analogy of the canoe journey, it is so poignant and appropriate."
& KELLY A. MACDONALD, BA., EL. B., TI. M, Aboriginal Lawyer,
Member of lIe National Parole Board, and Senior Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Adjudications
"Dances with Dependency paints the most complete and honest portrait of indigenous people that has existed to date. It goes far beyond cataloging the problems to showing a path to real solutions. This book may unquestionably be the most important single piece of literature and analysis for moving indigenous people forward. It is time now to heed the call to more focused strategic action and to start making a difference now—it is time to move beyond the dependency mindset to the self-reliance of our ancestors."
c&o DAVE TUCCARO, President of Tuccaro Inc., Group of Companies
"All parents need to read this book. Avoiding welfare starts in the home, and the book's message of self-reliance applies to everyone, regardless of race or country of origin."
JOHN CORBI EKE, former Barchewana Band Chief who won the landmark Supreme Court Corhiere decision, dramatically changing the Canadian Indian Act
Publisher: Orca Spirit; 1st Edition edition (2006)
Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)