The bestselling and award-winning author of They Called Me Number One, Bev Sellars joins Joseph Planta to discuss her new book Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival (Talonbooks, 2016), and her upcoming appearance with the Vancouver Writers Fest, Thursday, 22 September 2016.
|Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival by Bev Sellars (Talonbooks, 2016).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Bev Sellars joins me now. The bestselling and award-winning author of They Called Me Number One, has a new book out Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival. It’s a highly readable history of the struggle for Aboriginal rights in Canada. Ms. Sellars brings her talents as a storyteller, as well as her prodigious understanding of law, treaties, and reserve life to bear in a book that will soon be a necessary read for all Canadians. She revisits and questions the racist laws that continue to affect life for Natives today. And she shatters misconceptions and illuminates the reality that First Nations endure today. For more than 20 years, Bev Sellars was chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia. She now serves as a member of its Council. She has earned degrees in history and law from the University of Victoria and UBC, and she served as an adviser to the BC Treaty Commission. Her first book was the 2014 winner of the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, and a finalist for the Hubert Evans Non Fiction Prize. It was a bestseller for over forty weeks. An Evening with Bev Sellars is a Vancouver Writers Fest special event Thursday, 22 September 2016 at the Norman Rothstein Theatre at 41st and Oak here in Vancouver. That’s at 7.30pm, and tickets are available at www.writersfest.bc.ca. The new book is published by Talonbooks. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Bev Sellars; Ms. Sellars, good morning.