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After reading Brian Maracles book Back On The Rez finding the way home I discovered that First Nations culture is more important than any thing else in their lives Without their original culture they would just be normal everyday Canadians with really great tans I have decided that the three parts of culture I am going to descriptively explore are Taxophobia the language and Government interference Taxophobia is a section in Maracles book that could not have another title there is no other appropriate description for this Taxophobia is defined as The fear of impending taxation Maracle 1996 Page 30 This seems to be an issue that upsets and worries First Nations Maracle says he is not overly concerned about the problem slowly sweeping their reserves- yet He says There are plenty of other things we should be worried about Maracle 1996 33-34 He does not think that the Government will tax the reserve lands anytime soon It seems that his entire community does not agree with him though People are running around like Chicken Little issuing dire warnings about the coming of the taxman Maracle 1996 31The people have been alarmed by how the Government is slowly pushing First Nations GST PST and more so everyday they are being forced to pay income tax The people have a right to be afraid of the so-called taxman because the Government is slowly swallowing up their rights Maracle states that there are people who complain about that First Nations get special benefits and so on The point is that they get these rights or special benefits for a reason They had their land culture and on a whole their identity stolen from them by the white manIn the section Taxophobia in this book the issue of a reeve is brought up The discussion in the book is of a woman complaining Indians are gobbling up her township Maracle 1996 31 This woman also happens
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