Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-up Call, 2nd ed

SKU: 9781771135566

Arthur Manuel
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Shuswap, Syilx, Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Between the Lines
Copyright Date:
Publication Date:
PreOrder-Nov 30/21

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Unsettling Canada is a landmark text built on a unique collaboration between two First Nations leaders. Arthur Manuel (1951–2017) was one of the most forceful advocates for Indigenous title and rights in Canada; Grand Chief Ron Derrickson, one of the most successful Indigenous businessmen in the country. Together, they bring a fresh perspective and bold new ideas to Canada’s most glaring piece of unfinished business: the place of Indigenous peoples within the country’s political and economic space. This vital second edition features a foreword by award-winning activist Naomi Klein and an all-new chapter co-authored by law professor Nicole Schabus and Manuel’s son, Ska7cis, honouring the multi-generational legacy of the Manuel family’s work. Arthur Manuel fought for decades for Indigenous land and human rights in Canada and internationally. He participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from its inception in 2002 and served as spokesperson for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade (INET) from 2003 to 2016. Working through INET, Manuel succeeded in having the struggle for Aboriginal title and treaty rights injected into international financial institutions, setting important precedents for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada. Manuel was a spokesperson for the Defenders of the Land. Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson has been elected chief of his Westbank First Nation and Grand Chief by the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs in recognition of a lifetime of political and economic leadership.

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