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Launch of Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice: Begade Shutagot’ine and the Sahtu Treaty (University of Manitoba Press) hosted by Warren Cariou.
This book chronicles Peter Kulchyski’s experiences with the Begade Shutagot’ine, a small community of a few hundred people living in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River in the heart of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Despite their formal objections and boycott the band and their lands were included in the Sahtu Treaty, a modern comprehensive land claims agreement negotiated between the Government of Canada and the Sahtu Tribal Council, representing Dene and Metis peoples of the region.
Kulchyski bears eloquent witness to the Begade Shuhtagot’ine people’s two-decade struggle for land rights, which have been blatantly ignored by federal and territorial authorities for too long.
Peter Kulchyski grew up in northern Manitoba and teaches Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut.
Warren Cariou was born into a family of Métis and European ancestry in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. He is a Professor of English at the University of Manitoba, where he directs the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.