Marking the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Small Change Fund’s Associate, Alain Pescador, interviewed John Ralston Saul on August 6, 2011.
John Ralston Saul is a Canadian award-winning essayist and novelist and widely considered one of Canada’s leading intellectuals. He was elected President of PEN International in October 2009. He is General Editor of the Penguin Extraordinary Canadians project. He is also the author of the #1 National Bestseller, “A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada”, where he argues that Canada is a Métis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by Aboriginal ideas.
In this interview, John Ralston Saul talks to Alain about the challenges facing First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada today, how Canadians can work together to address these challenges, and the role of community-based solutions. You can find the full interview here.