April 6 book launch for Report of An Inquiry into an Injustice
Native Studies Professor Peter Kulchyski will launch his new book, Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice, on April 6.
Kulchyski’s experiences with the Begade Shutagot’ine, a small community of people in and around Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), on the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, are conveyed in the book, published by University of Manitoba Press.
Despite their formal objections and boycott, the band and their lands were included in the Sahtu Treaty, a modern comprehensive land claims agreement negotiated between the Government of Canada and the Sahtu Tribal Council, representing Dene and Métis peoples of the region.
Kulchyski bears eloquent witness to the Begade Shuhtagot’ine people’s struggle for land rights, which have been blatantly ignored by federal and territorial authorities for too long.
The book launch takes place Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson, Grant Park.
The following week, Kulchyski will be presented with the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award in recognition of his outstanding research accomplishments. The awards event takes place in the Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre at St. John’s College, from 7-9 p.m., April 10.