Price Paid (FNCR 2017)

SKU: 9780889229723

Bev Sellars
Grade Levels:
Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Pacific NW, Secwepemc
Book Type:
Talon Books Ltd.
Copyright Date:

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Bev Sellars was chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia, for more than 20 years, and she now serves as a member of its Council. Sellars was first elected chief in 1987 and has spoken out on behalf of her community on racism and residential schools and on the environmental and social threats of mineral resource exploitation in her region. The second book by award-winning author Bev Sellars, Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival is based on a popular presentation Bev Sellars often told to treaty-makers, politicians, policymakers, and educators. The book begins with glimpses of foods, medicines, and cultural practices North America’s Indigenous peoples have contributed to the rest of the world. It documents the dark period of regulation by racist laws during the twentieth century, and then discusses new emergence in the twenty-first century into a re-establishment of Indigenous land and resource rights. The result is a candidly told personal take on the history of Aboriginal rights in Canada and Canadian history told from a First Nations point of view. Price Paid has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017. Price Paid is in contention to become the First Nation Communities Read community reading selection for 2017-2018.

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