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Social Science Indigenous Studies

To Share, Not Surrender

Indigenous and Settler Visions of Treaty Making in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia

edited by Peter Cook, Neil Vallance, John Lutz, Graham Brazier & Hamar Foster

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2021
Indigenous Studies, Land Use, General, Legal History, Indigenous Peoples
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To Share, Not Surrender offers an entirely new approach to assessing Indigenous-settler conflict over land, opening scholarship to the public and augmenting it with First Nations community expertise. Informed by cel’aṉ’en – “our culture, the way of our people” – this multivocal work of essays traces the transition from treaty-making in the colony of Vancouver Island to reserve formation in the colony of British Columbia. The collection also publishes translations/interpretations of the treaties into the SENĆOŦEN and Lekwungen languages. An all-embracing exploration of the struggle over land, To Share, Not Surrender advances the urgent task of reconciliation in Canada.

About the authors

Peter Cook's profile page

Neil Vallance's profile page

University of Victoria

John Lutz's profile page

Graham Brazier's profile page

Hamar Foster is a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria.

Hamar Foster's profile page

Editorial Reviews

The past is with us and history matters. Read To Share Not Surrender as a great example of how there can be different interpretations of the past.



The British Columbia Review

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