Mahone Bay, NS: Unsettling Canada Book Club

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 19:00

Address: 45 School Street, Mahone Bay



The South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians is pleased to present the Unsettling Canada Book Club on Friday, Oct. 20th at 7:00pm at the Mahone Bay Centre.

Unsettling Canada: a National Wake-Up Call, written by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson, details decades of struggle for Indigenous rights in Canada at a local, national, and international level.

Manuel, who died in January 2017, was one of the leading strategists of the anti-colonial struggle and has been likened to the Nelson Mandela of the Indigenous movement.

“It is fitting that we celebrate the life and work of Arthur Manuel this year,” says Defender of the Land spokesperson, Russell Diabo.

“Arthur was a leading force in the decolonial struggle as both a visionary and a strategic thinker. For non-indigenous, his book provides an understanding of how Canada’s colonial system still oppresses Indigenous peoples and for Indigenous peoples he points to a way forward in the battle to have our title to the land once again recognized and respected.”

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 South Shore Council of Canadians has taken up this challenge and now invites others to join in this important discussion.

All are welcome.

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