Most Canadians know only a tiny part of the Ipperwash story – the 1995 police shooting of Dudley George. Our Long Struggle for Home recounts the history as told by George’s sister, cousins, and others from the Stoney Point Reserve, which was turned into an army training camp in the Second World War. They describe their decades-long efforts to reclaim their ancestral homeland, Aazhoodena, both before and after the police action culminating in George’s death, and offer insights into Nishnaabeg lifeways and treaty traditions in a way that brings history vividly alive. It is a compelling lesson on colonialism and the power of resistance.
About the author
Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig means “the ones who come from Aazhoodena.” Aazhoodena was formerly known as the Stoney Point Reserve, which was created as part of the 1827 Huron Tract Treaty in southwestern Ontario. This book is the Ipperwash story as told by the Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig.