White Men are Liars: Another Look at Aboriginal-western Interactions
Day by day, Aboriginals and Westerners attempt to communicate with each other, but the results are very uneven. Communication ranges from good to poor. The ideas presented in this booklet look at assisting Aboriginals and Westerners to achieve greater mutual understanding and productive relationships.
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