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Biography & Autobiography Native Americans

Brotherhood to Nationhood

George Manuel and the Making of the Modern Indian Movement

by (author) Peter McFarlane & Doreen Manuel

Publisher
Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Category
Native Americans, Post-Confederation (1867-), Social Activists
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771135108
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $32.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781771135115
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $16.99

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Charged with fresh material and new perspectives, this updated edition of the groundbreaking biography From Brotherhood to Nationhood brings George Manuel and his fighting tradition into the present.

George Manuel (1920–1989) was the strategist and visionary behind the modern Indigenous movement in Canada. A three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, he laid the groundwork for what would become the Assembly of First Nations and was the founding president of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. Authors Peter McFarlane and Doreen Manuel follow him on a riveting journey from his childhood on a Shuswap reserve through three decades of fierce and dedicated activism.

In these pages, an all-new foreword by celebrated Mi'kmaq lawyer and activist Pam Palmater is joined by an afterword from Manuel’s granddaughter, land defender Kanahus Manuel. This edition features new photos and previously untold stories of the pivotal roles that the women of the Manuel family played – and continue to play – in the battle for Indigenous rights.

About the authors

Peter McFarlane is an author, journalist, and editor. His books include Northern Shadows: Canadians in Central America and Ancient Land, Ancient Sky: Following Canada’s Native Canoe Routes. He currently lives north of Montreal and is engaged in a number of writing and editing projects.

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Doreen Manuel (Secwepemc/Ktunaxa) comes from a long line of Indigenous oral historians and factual storytellers. She is an award-winning filmmaker and educator, the principal owner of Running Wolf Productions, and the director of the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation at Capilano University.

Doreen Manuel's profile page

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