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Toronto author Robert MacBain was a reporter with major Canadian newspapers in the 1960s, consultant to the Department of Indian Affairs in the early 1970s, and is the author of Their Home and Native Land, a book based on more than 100 hours of interviews with Aboriginal leaders and a considerable amount of research and personal experience. His website is www.RobertMacBainBooks.ca

    Articles by Robert MacBain

  • Posted: October 2, 2017

    Canadian self-described (but disputed) Aboriginal author Joseph Boyden and Tragic Hipster Gord Downie took the sad story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who froze to death in northern Ontario in 1966, and turned it into a book, songs and videos that grotesquely distort the truth in order to demonize the history of the Canadian Indian residential schools system. Now it’s being taught to children in schools across Canada. Robert MacBain reports.

  • An Ontario teachers’ union wants to expel founding Canadian Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from public schools as punishment for being the “architect” of the Indian residential schools “genocide”. In hope of preventing the teachers from inflicting their breathtaking ignorance on their students and Macdonald’s reputation, C2C Journal offers a remedial history lesson by veteran Aboriginal Affairs consultant, news reporter and author Robert MacBain.

  • Posted: August 12, 2017

    Pierre Trudeau despised ethnic nationalism. He was contemptuous of its expression in Quebec’s separatist movement. And when the Aboriginal political leaders of his time demanded racially-segregated self-government, as prime minister he told them Canada would not let them have it without a serious – and perhaps bloody – fight. His son, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, holds very different views. His government is promising “nation-to-nation” negotiations to formalize race-based Aboriginal self-government. On this issue, writes Robert MacBain, the apple has fallen a long way from the tree.