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Social Science Indigenous Studies

One Dead Indian

The Premier, the Police, and the Ipperwash Crisis

by (author) Peter Edwards

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Apr 2003
Category
Indigenous Studies, General, Corruption & Misconduct
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771030475
    Publish Date
    Apr 2003
    List Price
    $23.00

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Description

On September 4, 1995, several Stoney Point Natives entered Ipperwash Provincial Park, near Sarnia, Ontario, and began a peaceful protest aimed at reclaiming a traditional burial ground. Within seventy-two hours, one of those protestors, Anthony (Dudley) George, was dead, shot by an OPP officer.

In One Dead Indian, after covering the tragedy from the beginning, journalist Peter Edwards examines the circumstances surrounding George’s death and asks a number of tough questions, including: How much pressure did the Ontario government put on the OPP to get tough? As the official public inquiry attempt to shed light on what really happened, Peter Edwards’s investigation of this question brings the story right up to the present.

About the author

PETER EDWARDS, crime reporter for the Toronto Star, is the author of ten books, including the highly praised One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police and the Ipperwash Crisis. Edwards has been nominated four times for the Arthur Ellis Award and has been interviewed about organized crime forthe Mob Stories and Outlaw Biker series for History Television. A two-hour History Television documentary on The Bandido Massacre is currently in development. Edwards works in Toronto. Visit www.bandidomassacre.com.

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Editorial Reviews

One Dead Indian is a very important book. If you care about democracy, and the separation of government and police, this is a must read… Edwards (is) a journalist’s journalist.” –Globe and Mail

“(One Dead Indian) could become the catalyst needed to force the Harris government to call a judicial inquiry into the intolerable silence and obfuscation surrounding Ipperwash.” –Globe and Mail editorial

“… scathing indictment of police brutality and political deception over the killing of unarmed Dudley George… One Dead Indian is a very impressive feat of investigative journalism.” –Toronto Star

“… Excellent book… This is a compelling, well-researched and important book which I would highly urge you to read.” --Evan Solomon, CBC television’s ‘Hot Type’

“Edwards’ book is clearly written and well-researched. He has reconstructed with care a complex problem. For those concerned with social justice, this book is sometimes difficult to digest.” –Daniel McIntosh, National Post

“We’re impressed by the quality and depth of Edwards’ research. It is a thorough and important book.”  –Windspeaker, Canada’s National Aboriginal News

“I’ve just finished reading Star reporter Peter Edwards’ gripping book on the case – One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police, and the Ipperwash Crisis. Hours after I finished underlining, while the pages sprouted a bristling border of yellow sticky notes, my heart is still pumping with sorrowing outrage.”
Toronto Star

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