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Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D. Author, Unique Books

Author of Historical, Adventure, Environmental, Self-Help Books.

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Rascism in Canada

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:09 PM Comments comments (16)
McLean's Magazine has named Winnipeg as the Capital of Rascism against First Nation's people in Canada.  My most recent book "The Great Canadian Adventure:  From Indian Country to Nation State" explores this theme extensively.  However there is a need to separate true Rascists from people who suffer from Ethno-Centric Monoculturalism.  The Ethno-
Centric Monocultural people have been enculturated that the British, WASP, tradition, or some other dominant culture is superior to all others.  Many of these people are actually well meaning but they have never thought to examine their biases, many of which are unconscious.

These people also underestimate the complexity of overcoming the effects of true rascism back in 1867 to 1967 when the proud, warrior, spiritual, First Nations people of the Plains were subjected to theft of their lands, broken promises to help during famines, starvation, marginalization and what the historian James Daschuk calls Ethno-Cleansing of the Plains, not to mention being forcibly placed in Residential Schools whose teachers were determined to break their spirit and "take the Indian out of the Indian."  Those schools had a death rate of close to fifty percent, and the recent Reconciliation hearings have shown that sexual molestation was rampant in these schools.

It is not only Winnipeg that suffers from Rascism and/or Ethno-Centric Monoculturalism.  These characteristics are present all across Canada.  They particularly effect young First Nations women who come from rural areas (often to study at College) who find themselves victims of depraved sexually, driven low life elements.  Ethno-Centric monoculturalists unconsciously like to be with people like themselves and this results in discrimination in housing, employment, college entrance, club belonging and many other ways to enable WASP people, or other Ethno-Centric Culture groups to hang out with each other.

It is very good that the discrimination going on against First Nation's people is being publicly acknowledged.  Surely this is a time when prejudices/injustices of the past and present must be rooted out and faced.  We are all human beings and our home (the planet we live on) can no longer support the negative aspects of enculturated, superiority-based  bias systems that result in wars, greed, serious damage to the planet and grievous inhumanity to others not exactly like us.

Free First Nations Book on Kindle Dec. 15-19/04

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 11:21 PM Comments comments (10)
Hi All,

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,

Cheers,
Rosemary,
Rosemary I. Patterson, Ph.D.

Free Kindle Books

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM Comments comments (356)
Hi All,

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.

Cheers,
Rosemary

Oil spill in the Queen Charlottes

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:37 PM Comments comments (6)
Hi all:

I guess by now you have heard about the possible eco disaster that will happen if the Russian Cargo ship drifting near the Haida Gwaii coast drifts onto shore in the wind.

This is exactly the scenario I predicted in my novel "At Eagle's Edge".  The Federal Government lies about how effectively they can respond to a marine emergency in Northern and Central B.C. are being revealed.  The question is will the one tug being sent from Prince Rupert and battling the winter storm that is only the beginning of the season get to the disabled cargo ship before it drifts into the shore line and breaks up.

Imagine if it was one of the new proposed super-tankers filled with Dilbit  from Kitimat that was experiencing this scenario.  As it is the pristine eco-system will be badly damaged with a bunker oil spill if the worst case scenario happens.  Hopefully this threat will end well.  At the very least it is a warning to the government about what can and will happen if they insist on sending super-tankers up the B.C. Coast and shut down the warning systems and response units that should be in place.

In other news I have returned to School Psychology and am enjoying helping the students in one of B.C.'s school districts.

My latest novel "The Great Canadian Adventure:  From Indian Country to Nation State is now available from Amazon.com and the Kindle e-book outlets.  It is both an easy way to learn about Canadian treatment of its Aboriginal people and an entertaining novel.

In other news my friends in Hawaii, Laurel Douglass and Guy Gaumont of Maui Filmworks Inc. have placed one of their Hawaii culture videos on U-tube for viewing.  It's called "Taro First."


Free on Kindle New Novel combines Canadian History and Aboriginal Treatment

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (9)
Hi all,

Delighted to let you know that my new Literary History, "The Great Canadian Adventure:  From Indian Country to Nation State" has been published and is now available on Amazon in print and in a Kindle Edition.  It can be downloaded for free for five days, Sept. 10th. to Sept. 14th., 2014 as a Kindle download from Amazon.com.

In this novel two Graduate First Nations History students are hired to facilitate a documentary about how wonderful Treaty 8 that gave vast amounts of Indian Country to the new Dominion of Canada Government in 1899 was for the settler and capitalist populations.  Themes include biased history, betrayal, seduction, identity confusion and wealthy rascist's control of media.  Reading this novel should help readers realise why Canadian Aboriginals are "Idle No More" and why young, Aboriginal women are missing and not being tracked.

Here are some photos from my trip with friends to Brantford, Ontario to obtain the cover photo for the book, a picture of Chiefswood, the residence of the wonderful First Nations Poet and Orator, Pauline Johnson. The fellow with us is our taxi driver who persevered under great difficulty to find Chiefswood.