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“…[the] book is a masterpiece…a huge contribution to…[the nation] and the International community. It’s one of the few explanations of “Why the way things are” that I have ever read that hits home every time and makes immediate sense. My copy is now so marked up with my notes I had to get another one! This book is not only for the younger generation, though it is of paramount importance for them, but for all ages. It seems like I find fallout from this book almost every day in the news media, in conversations with friends and colleagues, and in political discussions. It’s a true inspiration
and Helin’s humility shines through. I feel honored to know Calvin and thank him for his work on this difficult subject.”
“For parents, social workers, those working in the international
development aid, and even for social Christians, this book is a must.
It is an inspiration for all to join the author’s battle against
economic dependency. The struggle against poverty is a noble cause,
but empowerment of the poor is the key, not making them dependent. The
author’s invention of the word undependence is a powerful contribution
to the debate about the globalization of poverty.”
“Calvin Helin’s epic study of dependence and the physical, mental as well as spiritual harm it spreads among its victims is a revolutionary document. A leading First Nations lawyer, the son of a fisherman, and very much a self-made intellectual and reluctant advocate, Calvin speaks for his people from the heart and from the gut. The collected wisdom in this book will lift the burden and let the sunshine in.”
“Calvin Helin’s ‘Dances with Dependency’ was a wake up call to his fellow Aboriginal peoples and to non-Aboriginal Canadians that Canadian public policy traps many First Nations people in a culture of dependency, one that destroys body, mind and spirit. Now Mr. Helin has widened his scope to governments and middle class families in the western world…Coming from one of North America’s leading Aboriginal reformers, wider society should take this courageous man’s convictions very seriously”
“Every person in the media should read this book. They could then follow up and question those in power and push for effective change. Calvin is right on. Thank you Calvin for telling it like it is.”