Author, From the Barren Lands; member of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake, Ontario); Contributor EvidenceNetwork.ca
Leonard G. Flett is the author of From the Barren Lands and a member of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation (Big Trout Lake, Ontario). He is former VP of The North West Company, former Chair of IndSpire, member of the Order of Canada, and member of the Order of Manitoba.
Canadian indigenous people have been described as "ghosts of history," spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history, yet Canadians are fully aware that indigenous people were here long before the arrival of the Europeans.