Indigenous peoples often share a key value – the close association between their identity, their way of life and their land. They act as guardians or custodians of the land for the next generation. Losing it means a loss of identity.
Thomas King’s book, The Inconvenient Indian, is a sharp account of Indigenous peoples in North America and the impact of colonization, colonial policies and
attitudes on their cultures, identities and lands.
Through storytelling, humour and reality-checks, King dares us to realize that our heroes are misrepresented, our legends are wrong, and injustices against Indigenous peoples continue today.
In keeping with our focus on Indigenous peoples’ rights, this month’s action exposes history repeating itself once again. You will learn about The Peace River Valley, and the proposed $8 billion plus Site C hydroelectric dam that would flood more than 80 km of this important area.
Once again, in the name of progress, the rights of the Indigenous community have been swept aside.