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A Death Feast in Dimlahamid [Paperback]

Terry Glavin

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Book Description

Jan. 1 1998

On December 11, 1997, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in the historical aboriginal title action known a Delgamuukw versus The Queen. The decision vindicated the fifty–two Gitkan and We’suwe’en chiefs named as the plaintiffs in the court case, and completely rewrites the rules for resolving Native title in Canada.

Epic battles with bear spirits in the streets of an ancient mythical city, logging–road showdowns deep in the Skeena Mountains, and forays into courtrooms and boardrooms in Vancouver punctuate Glavin’s eminently readable account of this land claims case.

This new edition reprints the complete text of the original 1990 edition, and adds a new chapter that takes up the narrative from the point when the case was still before the BC Supreme Court, follows the tumultuous events from Oka to the establishment of the BC Treaty Commission, examines the landscape that lies behind the incoherence and hysteria surrounding aboriginal rights in British Columbia, and looks ahead to a post–Delgamuukw Canada.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: New Star Books; 2 edition (Jan. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0921586647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0921586647
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #691,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Terry Glavin is a BC author and journalist whose writing has appeared in various newspapers and magazines, including a regular column in the Georgia Straight. His writing about aboriginal people has earned him several regional and national journalism awards. He is currently the editor of the Transmontanus books series, as well as adjunct professor in the fine arts department of the University of British Columbia. He lives in Victoria, BC.


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