Corporate America (and corporate Canada) treats indigenous peoples with contempt, author says

Dead Indians are dignified, noble, silent, suitably garbed… and dead. Live Indians are invisible, unruly, disappointing. And breathing. One is a romantic reminder of a heroic but fictional past. The other is simply an unpleasant, contemporary surprise.

— Excerpt from Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian, first published last year by the University of Minnesota Press. The book is subtitled A Curious Account of Native People in North America; the publisher calls it “brilliantly subversive”.