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National Dreams

Myth, Mystery, and Canadian History

As Canadians, we remember the stories told to us in high-school history class as condensed images of the past—the glorious Mountie, the fearsome Native, the Last Spike. National … 217 View

The Truth About Stories

A Native Narrative

"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Beginning with a traditional … 184 View
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"You’ll Never Believe What Happened" Is Always a Great Way to Start

From: The Truth About Stories

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In this reading, Indigenous author and scholar Thomas King explores the idea that stories, both those we tell ourselves and those that are told to us by others, are foundational in establishing … 30 $3.60 Add
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Introduction

The Story of Canada

From: National Dreams

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In the introduction the author states that Indians were referred to as looking “Alien Like” and that the “British-born Canadians” are the “Elect of the earth”. … 30 $0.90 Add
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Making Tracks

The Myth of CPR

From: National Dreams

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The myth of the CPR as creator of the country is, in fact, as old as the railway itself, which is not surprising given that it was the railway itself which created the myth. The mundane act of … 39 $1.17 Add
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You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind

From: The Truth About Stories

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In this chapter, Indigenous author and scholar Thomas King recalls his experiences travelling around North America on a photography expedition and provides accounts of the different ways … 32 $3.84 Add
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Let Me Entertain You

From: The Truth About Stories

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In this reading, Indigenous author and scholar Thomas King explores the idea that stories, both those we tell ourselves and those that are told to us by others, are foundational in establishing … 31 $3.72 Add
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The Mild West

The Myth of RCMP

From: National Dreams

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For a hundred years the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has occupied a special place in Canadian history and our imaginations. The story of how they drove out the American whiskey peddlers and … 49 $1.96 Add
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A Million Porcupines Crying in the Dark

From: The Truth About Stories

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In this reading, Indigenous author and scholar Thomas King explores the idea that stories, both those we tell ourselves and those that are told to us by others, are foundational in establishing … 31 $3.72 Add
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Your Majesty’s Realm

The Myth of the Master Race

From: National Dreams

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Canadian schoolchildren, who were taught to venerate Great Britain and its empire pledged allegiance to the monarch and sang "Rule Britannia" and "Soldiers of the Queen." … 63 $3.78 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Morality Binds and Blinds with Jonathan Haidt

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Ingrained, tribal behaviors can bind and blind us, and shut down open-minded thinking. Looking at the dynamic of polarization from the point of view of tribes and teams is enlightening and useful … 9 $0.90 Add
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The Infantilization of Quebec

The Myth of Unity

From: National Dreams

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The author presents the opposing view points on the Battle of Quebec. For generations, while Quebec historians characterized the Battle of Quebec as a catastrophe, English-Canadian historians … 49 $1.96 Add
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What Is It About Us That You Don’t Like

From: The Truth About Stories

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In this reading, Indigenous author and scholar Thomas King explores the idea that stories, both those we tell ourselves and those that are told to us by others, are foundational in establishing … 32 $3.84 Add
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Afterwords

Private Stories

From: The Truth About Stories

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In this reading, Indigenous author and scholar Thomas King explores the idea that stories, both those we tell ourselves and those that are told to us by others, are foundational in establishing … 16 $1.92 Add
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Divided We Stand

The Myth of Heroism

From: National Dreams

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It has often been observed that English Canada has not produced many heroes. The overwhelming influence of American culture on Canadian lives has inhibited the emergence of homegrown greatness. … 42 $1.68 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Why We Want to be Misled with Dan Kahan

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Group values impact risk perceptions and how our interpretation of scientific evidence is shaped by our cultural affiliations. Cultural cognition describes the tendency of individuals to conform … 8 $0.80 Add