Surviving Canada book launch

June 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McNally Robinson booksellers (Grant Park in the Atrium)
1120 Grant Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A4

Launch of Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal (ARP Books).

This is a collection of reflections about Indigenous Peoples’ complicated, and often frustrating, relationship with Canada, and how—even 150 years after Confederation—the fight for recognition of their treaty and Aboriginal rights continues. Through essays, art, and literature, Surviving Canada examines the struggle for Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their cultures and exercise their right to control their own economic development, lands, water, and lives. The Indian Act, Idle No More, and the legacy of residential schools are just a few of the topics covered by a wide range of elders, scholars, artists, and activists. Contributors include Mary Eberts, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Leroy Little Bear.

Kiera L. Ladner is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Politics and Governance in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. She received her PhD from Carleton University in 2001. Alongside Leanne Simpson, she held a position at Trent from 2000- 2002. She is a leading scholar in the field of Indigenous politics and is widely published in Canada, Australia, the United States and Mexico.

Myra Tait is a member of Berens River First Nation and mother of four children. She has a law degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Master’s student in law. Myra works with the Mamawipawin’s Comparative Indigenous Constitutional Project at the University of Manitoba. Myra’s work brings a legal perspective to the project and she has done field research in New Zealand and Australia.