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Contesting Canada

Published: June 27, 2010, Author: JayTaber

In its coverage of the G20 Summit in Toronto, The Guardian notes that coercing consensus is an oxymoron, and that by contesting the legitimacy of Canada, indigenous activists comprise an antithesis to the global elite. As Canada pursues a new era of resource colonisation against the backdrop of cultural genocide, the indigenous resurgence is proving formidable. As Defenders of the Land spokesman Arthur Manuel remarked, “If they will not live up to their responsibilities, we will contest their legitimacy.”

Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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