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An Evening with Bev Sellars

Wednesday Apr 05 2017 7:30 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Speaking & Signing Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival (Talonbooks).

Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series. Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild of CBC Radio's Unreserved.

Price Paid untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations and addresses misconceptions still widely believed today. The second book by award-winning author Bev Sellars (They Called Me Number One), Price Paid is based on a popular presentation Sellars often told to treaty-makers, politicians, policymakers, and educators.

The book begins with glimpses of foods, medicines, and cultural practices North America’s indigenous peoples have contributed to the rest of the world. It documents the dark period of regulation by racist laws during the twentieth century, and then discusses new emergence in the twenty-first century into a re-establishment of Indigenous land and resource rights. The result is a candidly told personal take on the history of Aboriginal rights in Canada and Canadian history told from a First Nations point of view.

Bev Sellars was first elected chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia, in 1987. She has spoken out on behalf of her community on racism and residential schools and on the environmental and social threats of mineral resource exploitation in her region. Having earned a degree in history from the University of Victoria and a law degree from the University of British Columbia, she served as an advisor to the B.C. Treaty Commission. Sellars brings this professional background to her new book on First Nations rights.

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Untangles some of the truths and myths about First Nations and addresses misconceptions still widely believed today. Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations at the same time that it addresses misconceptions still widely believed today. The second book by award-winning author Bev Sellars, Price Paid is based on a popular presentation Sellars created for treaty-makers, politicians, policymakers, and educators when she discovered they did not know the historic reasons they were at the table negotiating First Nations rights. The book begins with glimpses of foods, medicines, and cultural practices North America's indigenous peoples have contributed for worldwide benefit. It documents the dark period of regulation by racist laws during the twentieth century, and then discusses new emergence in the twenty-first century into a re-establishment of Indigenous land and resource rights. The result is a candidly told personal take on the history of a culture's fight for their rights and survival. It is Canadian history told from a First Nations point of view. Awards and recognition for Bev Sellars's They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School - 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature - 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Literature (third prize) - Shortlisted for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize (B.C. Book Prizes) - More than 40 weeks on the B.C. bestsellers list