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All That We Say Is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation

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Synopsis:

Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is the Galapagos of the north. Famous for their wild beauty, the islands are also the ancient homeland of the Haida Nation. Integral to Haida culture is the relationship to the land, and the Haidas have spent many years trying to protect and recover control of it. Under the leadership of Giindajin Haawasti Guujaaw, the visionary artist, drummer, and orator, the Haida blockaded loggers, joined forces with environmentalists, lobbied political leaders, and in 2004 filed suit against the Canadian government, laying claim to their entire traditional territory. Ian Gill captures the excitement of the Haida struggle and their passion for their culture. He also reveals the making of an artist and political activist: Guujaaws audacity, eloquence, tactical skills, and deep knowledge of his homeland place him at the heart of this riveting story, and this book reveals his extraordinary role in it.

About the Author

Ian Gill is president of Ecotrust Canada, a non-profit organization that combines conservation with community economic development. He is also an award-winning documentary reporter and the author of Hiking on the Edge and Haida Gwaii: Journeys through the Queen Charlotte Islands. Ian Gill lives in Vancouver, BC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781553651864
Author:
Gill, Ian
Publisher:
Douglas & McIntyre
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22 oz

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History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies

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Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is the Galapagos of the north. Famous for their wild beauty, the islands are also the ancient homeland of the Haida Nation. Integral to Haida culture is the relationship to the land, and the Haidas have spent many years trying to protect and recover control of it. Under the leadership of Giindajin Haawasti Guujaaw, the visionary artist, drummer, and orator, the Haida blockaded loggers, joined forces with environmentalists, lobbied political leaders, and in 2004 filed suit against the Canadian government, laying claim to their entire traditional territory. Ian Gill captures the excitement of the Haida struggle and their passion for their culture. He also reveals the making of an artist and political activist: Guujaaws audacity, eloquence, tactical skills, and deep knowledge of his homeland place him at the heart of this riveting story, and this book reveals his extraordinary role in it.
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