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To Share, Not Surrender

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

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

To Share, Not Surrender

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

A survey of land struggles in Vancouver Island between settlers and indigenous peoples through two centuries.

For centuries, nations have battled in court over the meanings of indigenous and settler treaty agreements. In the spirit of cel’an’en, which means “our culture, the way of our people,” To Share, Not Surrender surveys two centuries of land struggles on Vancouver Island through translations and interpretations of key treaties in SENĆOŦEN and Lekwungen languages as well as accounts from Songhees, Huu-ay-aht, and WSANEC peoples. As the struggle for land continues, this book advances the urgent task of justice and reconciliation in Canada.
 

330 pages | 27 halftones, 3 maps | 6 x 9

History: General History

Native American Studies


Reviews

“After James Douglas negotiated treaties on Vancouver Island, he never made another in BC. Why not? Some of the foremost experts in the field work here to answer this question, analyzing Douglas’s policies and their lasting impact on BC First Nations’ continuing battle with rights and title.”—Daniel Boxberger, Western Washington University

Daniel Boxberger, Western Washington University

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