Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. Author, Unique Books
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|Posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:44 PM||comments (248)|
Today, Sept. 4, 2015 Prime Minister Rudd of Australia apologized in Parliament for the terrible history of injustice that occurred in the treatment of Aborigines including the "stolen generations" etc. Lets hope that Australia doesn't just think an apology is enough like the Americans have done with Hawaii or that an apology and $20,000 somehow make up for all the injustice Canadian First Nations people have endured.
Many aboriginals were watching in the bleachers as the Prime Minister promised to change things for the better. One can only hope he and his ministers find a way to ameliorate the conditions that exist still to this day.
For background information on what really happened in Australia read my literary novel "Journey Great Barrier Reef" available on Kindle e-book and Amazon in print.
I have other literary histories that tell the information needed to understand the problems in Australia, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and Tahiti.
|Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:09 PM||comments (26)|
|Posted on December 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM||comments (11)|
Just wanted to let you know that my adventure/historical novel "The Great Canadian Adventure: From Indian Country to Nation State" will be available free on the Kindle e-book system (Amazon.com) from Mon. Dec. 15/04 to Dec. 19/04. Anyone curious about why movements like "Idle No More" occur would benefit from reading the book.
A Merry Christmas to you all,
Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D.
|Posted on November 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM||comments (360)|
I'm back doing School Psychology again and really enjoying it. I'm also turning my latest novel "The Great Canadian Adventure into a Screen Play."
Just wanted you to know that all my novels including "Not Really Coincidence," and "At Eagle's Edge as well a nineteen others will be free on the Kindle E-Book system from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27th., 2014.
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|Posted on October 23, 2013 at 2:28 PM||comments (8)|
I'm delighted that "Not Really Coincidence: Tracing Your Purposeful LIfe" has been published on Kindle's platform and will be available free from Fri. Oct. 25th. to Oct. 30th. It is already available from Amazon.com.
My Grammy equivalent (Hawaiian Hoku) nominated audiobook "Kula Keiki Ali'i" is available now on I-tunes as well as Audible books through Amazon. I will not know until May, 2014 if it has won the "Spoken Word" category but I am very happy it has been nominated in the Hawaii Association Recording Artists yearly contest. My sincere thanks to Guy Gaumont of Maui Filmworks Inc. for taking care of every aspect of bringing the audiobook into being and my sincere gratitude to Wayne Moniz, the narrator of the audiobook. People hearing the audiobook tell me they can't stop listening even though it runs for over six hours.
I'm now working on a new Adventure novel with embedded history called "The Great Canadian Adventure", a temporary working title. I'm trying to make sense of the treatment of Canadian First Nations's people from the time of Contact to the present day. I'm getting the sense that clashing world views were behind the abominable failure to treat the First Nation's people with any kind of fairness. The Euro-Centric world view that they were the most advanced civilization and that individual accomplishment rather than collective accomplishment was important permeates their total lack of fair play while the value of the collective in the Native world view is totally dismissed. This appears to be what led to the intense forcing of Assimilation through Residential schools and the total resistence to assimilate by First Nation's People to the present day.
Anyway I am absorbed in catching up on Canadian history from early contact to the present. Somehow a novel will come out of all this. I am managing to play a little golf as well.
|Posted on September 19, 2013 at 8:44 AM||comments (250)|
I'm pleased to report that my new book "Not Really Coincidence: Tracing Your Purposeful Life" is finished and is working its way through CreateSpace. It will be available on Amazon in print and a Kindle Edition if about one month.
Purposeful lives are blueprints we have made before we come into this world. Destiny Points are free will choices we make after entry that either facilitate the blueprint we have desiged or hinder them. If we make choices that facilitate our blueprint we are given help from above. If we make choices that hinder our blueprint we are often blocked. If people do not follow the Purposeful life they have planned they often experience a sense of restlessness and discontent that meaning and purpose are lacking. When one is leading the life they have chosen there is a sense of passion and fulfillment.
In "Not Really Coincidence" I have located the Destiny Points in my own life, my late partner's life, and five people who without doubt have led very purposeful lives including Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, British philosopher Bertrand Russell, Walt Disney and the artist Emily Carr. I have also given directions to finding your own Purposeful Life.
Now that "Not Really Coincidence is finished I am working on a book that will likely be called "The Great Canadian Betrayal." This book is about Canadian Treaties 6, 7, and 8 in which First Nation's people surrendered title to most of Canada from Ontario to the Rocky Mountains in return for items such as freedom to choose reserve land, farming implements, education for their children and aid during famine and epidemics. The First Nations people honored their commitments but the Canadian Government of Sir John A. MacDonald and later governments did not.
The history is depressing as is the knowledge that most Canadians are not aware of the history and have lingering negative sterotypes in their minds of First Nations People from Cowboy and Indian movies from Hollywood. Actually the Cree and Blackfoot Chiefs that negotiated the above treaties after the were very dignified and negotited very hard to save their people from starvation once the buffalo herds had been exterminated and the American gold miners were running rampant amongst them.
Personally I am multi-tasking amongst great distruption as a drain backed up from the house heat pump and flooded all the carpets. I now have to pack up all my material goods, move them and all the furniture while a new floor is put in. I can't wait to return to Hawaii in July for the Hawaii Association of Recording Artists Haku Awards where my audiobook has been nominated for the Spoken Word Category. I'll keep you posted.