A gift not given

Do you ever forward an item to someone without first reading, viewing or listening to it yourself? Apparently it’s common in our online world. Happens with with books, too.

native-time I’ve had this book in storage and recall leafing through it 20 years ago. It’s about human habitation of North America from 200,000 years ago until the 1990s.

Obviously, most of that time covers the history of First Nations people, so I thought “I know who would like this book” … a woman I know in the Idle No More movement.

But then I realized that she was probably well aware the stories, while I was not. It’s me that should read it properly, not her.

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