We Are Canada by Rikia SaddyWe Are Canada by Rikia Saddy

We Are Canada

byRikia SaddyIllustratorCameron Mclellan

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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We Are Canada is a short story of Canada that begins at the end of the last ice age and carries through to the present day. It is an eighty-page telling of our history that challenges three Canadian myths: that the French were a conquered people, that our First Nations were innocent bystanders in the formation of our country, and that Canada only had two founding peoples. According to Rikia Saddy, we've been multicultural from the start. An informative, easy read, We Are Canada will change the way you see your country. We can't be divided, and we can't be conquered. We are Canada.
After a successful business career in Canada, the United States and Europe, Rikia Saddy became engaged in politics and social change, advising candidates and contributing to the conversation about Canada's role in the world. An active participant in Canada 2020, the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, and the Governor General's Le...
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Title:We Are CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Read LeafLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927018307

ISBN - 13:9781927018309

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great History of Canada Rikia Saddy has produced a fine work. The elegant simplicity of this book, the beautiful binding, and the flow of the text, just begs to be read. I read and thoroughly enjoyed "We Are Canada". My Mother read it over coffee, and was thrilled. The stories Rikia told were of remarkable similarity to that of my family, and Mom raved about this gorgeous piece of Canadiana for quite some time. "We Are Canada" is a 'must have' for your personal library! Great book - I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Loved how simple is was and still learn soooooo much!!
Date published: 2013-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Piece of Canadiana! I have just obtained a copy of Rikia Saddy's new book "We Are Canada" (wearecanada.org). Paradoxically, its elegant simplicity allows for a depth of meaning that would otherwise be lost in heavier prose. The illustrations by Cameron McLellan are a perfect match for the text. I loved several quotes, but I will leave you with my favourite on page 77 - "If we, the people of the world, are going to survive, we're going to have to work together. And who knows how to do that? Canada."
Date published: 2012-12-26

Editorial Reviews

"A short history with a big heart. A timely reminder of who we are, written to be re-read so we never forget." - Mark Kelley, CBC"We Are Canada is a deceptively simple book with some powerful truths about our country."- Jamie Broadhurst, Raincoast Books"This is a gem of a book, playful, concise, intelligent and hopeful. Rikia manages to dispel some of the more popular myths about our country while presenting a much more accurate and compelling version of Canadian history. With endearing illustrations by Cameron McLellan this deceptively child-like book is suitable for anyone of any age who wants to know more about our country. Bravo." - Brad Fraser, playwright