An Evening with Arthur Manuel & Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm Archived

In the atrium, McNally Robinson - Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue

Unsettling Canada is built on a unique collaboration between two First Nations leaders. Both have served as chiefs of their bands in the B.C. interior and both have gone on to establish important national and international reputations. But the differences between them are even more interesting. Arthur Manuel is one of the most forceful advocates for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada and comes from the activist wing of the movement. Grand Chief Ron Derrickson is one of the most successful Indigenous businessmen in the country. Together they bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to Canada’s most glaring piece of unfinished business: the place of Indigenous peoples within the country’s political and economic space. They’ll be speaking about the ideas contained in their collaborative work Unsettling Canada: A National Wake Up Call (Between the Lines) at this event hosted by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair.