Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

March 23, 2015

Arthur Manuel Book Launch 'Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call'

Arthur Manuel speaks on Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call

Winnipeg book launch: Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call
May 14th, 2015, 7:00pm–9:00pm
McNally Robinson Winnipeg, 1120 Grant Avenue, Attached to Grant Park Mall, Winnipeg, MB, Canada (map)

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“This is the back story of both grassroots and backroom struggles that created the context in which we find ourselves today, one in which a new generation of First Nations leaders is demanding sovereignty and self-determination, and more and more non-Indigenous Canadians finally understand that huge swaths of this country we call Canada is not ours—or our government’s—to sell.” ~ Naomi Klein, from the Foreword.

As the son of George Manuel, who served as president of the National Indian Brotherhood and founded the World Council of Indigenous Peoples in the 1970s, Arthur Manuel was born into the struggle. From his unique and personal perspective, as a Secwepemc leader and an Indigenous activist who has played a prominent role on the international stage, Arthur Manuel describes the victories and failures, the hopes and the fears of a generation of activists fighting for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada. Unsettling Canada chronicles the modern struggle for Indigenous rights covering fifty years of struggle over a wide range of historical, national, and recent international breakthroughs.

Naomi Klein
Chapter 1The Lay of the Land
Chapter 2Institutionalizing a People: Indian Hospital, School, Jail
Chapter 3White Paper to Red Paper: Drawing the Battle Lines
Chapter 4Occupy Indian Affairs: Native Youth in Action
Chapter 5Aboriginal Title: No Surrender
Chapter 6The Constitution Express: A Grassroots Movement
Chapter 7Don’t Let Them Bully You: A Business Interlude
Chapter 8A Chief’s Concerns: Finances, the People, and the Land
Chapter 9Upping the Ante: RCAP and a Landmark Court Decision
Chapter 10The Battle in the Forest: The Trade in Indian Trees
Chapter 11Sun Peaks to Geneva: Playgrounds and Fortresses
Chapter 12Taking It to the Bank: Accounting for Unpaid Debt
Chapter 13The Fourth World: A Global Movement
Chapter 14Line of Defence: Side by Side for Mother Earth
Chapter 15No Half Measures: The Price of Uncertainty
Chapter 16Days of Protest: Young Activists Come Together
Chapter 17The End of Colonialism
Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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