Unsettling Canada is a book written by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson that details decades of struggle for Indigenous rights in Canada at a local, national, and international level. Organizers of Unsettling Canada 150, a group formed to bring attention to these struggles, called on Canadians to read and discuss this book to gain a better understanding of Canada’s colonization of this land. The Council is launching a monthly book club webinar on the book – each meeting will cover three chapters.
Our third meeting:
Thursday January 4 at 8PM EASTERN TIME
We’ll meet via teleconference. Please dial in to 1-888-289-4573 with the code 6234362.
Please remember to mute your phone when you are not speaking to reduce background noise.
This time we’ll be discussing chapters 7-9. These chapters focus on what economic leadership can look like in Indigenous communities, the personal challenges and sacrifices leaders go through, and how Art and others used Canadian systems (ex: supreme court, land management negotiations) to prove Indigenous sovereignty. Lots of meaty stuff to discuss here!
All are welcome to join this book club whether you have joined a previous call or not. Please forward this message through your chapters so folks can join if they want to!
Please join us for this thought-provoking conversation.