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Judgement at Stoney Creek

by (author) Bridget Moran

Arsenal Pulp Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1990
Native American Studies
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1990
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Judgement at Stoney Creek has been released in a new edition of an aboriginal studies classic: an engrossing look at the investigation into the hit-and-run death of Coreen Thomas, a young Native woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, at the wheels of a car driven by a young white man in central BC. The resulting inquest into what might have been just another small-town tragedy turned into an inquiry of racial tensions, both implicit and explicit, that surfaced not only on country backroads but in the courtroom as well, revealing a dual system of justice that treated whites and aboriginals differently. First published in 1990, Judgement at Stoney Creek has been hailed for its moving and deeply personal depiction of a controversial subject that continues to make news today--how the justice system has failed Canada's aboriginal people. This new edition includes a new preface by the author, who returns to the area to discover how much racial relations, and the relationship between Natives and the justice system, have changed.

About the author

Bridget Moran, who passed away in 1999, was a social worker and the author of five books, including four for Arsenal Pulp Press: the bestselling Stoney Creek Woman, Judgement at Stoney Creek, A Little Rebellion, and Justa (now out of print). A fiery and outspoken woman, her activism was inspired by a deeply-felt desire for social and political justice.

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Editorial Reviews

A well-crafted book that sensitively captures the many conflicting sentiments brought out by the inquiry.

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