Indigenous academics and activists from across Canada are launching Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization. The handbook provides a variety of Indigenous perspectives on the history of colonialism, current Indigenous activism and resistance, and outlines the path forward to reconciliation.
The book was inspired by a 2016 speaking tour by Arthur Manuel, described as the Nelson Mandela of Canada, less than a year before his untimely passing in January 2017. Manuel’s tour of BC’s post-secondary campuses was sponsored by the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE), which has produced and is distributing the book. FPSE is proud to present two of Manuel’s essays together with pieces from renowned Indigenous writers Taiaiake Alfred, Glen Coulthard, Russell Diabo, Beverly Jacobs, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Kanahus Manuel, Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Pamela Palmater, Shiri Pasternak, Nicole Schabus, Senator Murray Sinclair, and Sharon Venne.
“As we continue to move through the process of decolonization and reconciliation in our organization, our post-secondary institutions, and our communities, we are honoured and grateful to promote Indigenous academics and authors through this book,” said FPSE President George Davison. “Our federation was privileged to be a part of Arthur Manuel’s work with post-secondary educators in BC, and our hope is that this collection of essays will help carry on his legacy.”
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization’s release will be celebrated by a book launch on Thursday, March 15th and will be available to the public for free as an e-book. Authors will be speaking at a series of events throughout BC following the book’s release.
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Please note that digital copies of the e-book are under embargo until 7 p.m. PST on Thursday March 15th, 2018.
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