All That We Say is Ours : Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation

All That We Say is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation

Ian Gill
$28.95


An important volume documenting the struggles of the Haida People and their fight for self-determination, now available in paperback.

Haida Gwaii is Canada’s Galapagos, a West Coast archipelago famous for its wild beauty. It is also the ancient homeland of the Haida Nation. In the 1970s the Haida joined forces with environmentalists in a high-profile struggle to save the islands after decades of rapacious logging. The battle found powerful expression through Gidansda Giindajin Haawasti Guujaaw, the visionary artist, drummer and orator who would later become president of the Council of the Haida Nation.

The victories over logging interests are just one highlight in the Haida’s epic, decades-long struggle to take back control of their own destiny. In 2004, they filed suit against British Columbia and Canada, laying claim to their entire traditional territory. Combining first-person accounts with vivid prose, Ian Gill captures the excitement of their struggle, from high-octane logging blockades to defiant legal challenges. Guujaaw’s audacity, eloquence, tactical skills and deep knowledge of his homeland put him at the heart of the struggle, and this book reveals the extraordinary role he played in this incredible story.

In chronicling the Haida’s political and cultural renaissance, Gill has crafted a gripping, multilayered narrative that has reverberated far beyond the shores of Haida Gwaii.


Prize(s): Short-listed Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize (2011) 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771623278
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 328 pp
Publication Date: 19/04/2022
BISAC Subject(s): BIO028000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous,SOC021000-SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies,BIO028000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous,HIS028000-HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas,NAT011000-NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection 
 

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An important volume documenting the struggles of the Haida People and their fight for self-determination, now available in paperback.

Haida Gwaii is Canada’s Galapagos, a West Coast archipelago famous for its wild beauty. It is also the ancient homeland of the Haida Nation. In the 1970s the Haida joined forces with environmentalists in a high-profile struggle to save the islands after decades of rapacious logging. The battle found powerful expression through Gidansda Giindajin Haawasti Guujaaw, the visionary artist, drummer and orator who would later become president of the Council of the Haida Nation.

The victories over logging interests are just one highlight in the Haida’s epic, decades-long struggle to take back control of their own destiny. In 2004, they filed suit against British Columbia and Canada, laying claim to their entire traditional territory. Combining first-person accounts with vivid prose, Ian Gill captures the excitement of their struggle, from high-octane logging blockades to defiant legal challenges. Guujaaw’s audacity, eloquence, tactical skills and deep knowledge of his homeland put him at the heart of the struggle, and this book reveals the extraordinary role he played in this incredible story.

In chronicling the Haida’s political and cultural renaissance, Gill has crafted a gripping, multilayered narrative that has reverberated far beyond the shores of Haida Gwaii.


Prize(s): Short-listed Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize (2011) 

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771623278
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 328 pp
Publication Date: 19/04/2022
BISAC Subject(s): BIO028000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous,SOC021000-SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / American / Native American Studies,BIO028000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous,HIS028000-HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas,NAT011000-NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection