Pioneering academic on Canada’s indigenous peoples passes


Olive Dickason

Olive Dickason with her book Canada's First Nations, published in 1992

Saturday’s Globe and Mail has a fascinating obituary about the woman who pioneered academic writing about Canada’s indigenous people’s. Olive Dickason had native blood herself , which helps explain her quest to transform Canadians’ perceptions of natives as ‘savages’.

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