Lha yudit’ih We Always Find a Way

Eight years in the making, Lha yudit’ih We Always Find a Way is a community oral history of Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, the first case in Canada to result in a declaration of Aboriginal Rights and Title to a specific piece of land. Told from the perspective of the Plaintiff, Chief Roger William, joined by fifty Xeni Gwet’ins, Tŝilhqot’ins, and allies, this book encompasses ancient stories of creation, modern stories of genocide through smallpox and residential school, and stories of resistance including the Tŝilhqot’in War, direct actions against logging and mining, and the twenty-five-year battle in Canadian courts to win recognition of what Tŝilhqot’ins never gave up and have always known. “We are the land,” as Chief Roger says. After the violence of colonialism, he understands the court case as “bringing our sight back.” This book witnesses the power of that vision, its continuity with the Tŝilhqot’in world before the arrival of colonizers two centuries ago, and its potential for a future of freedom and self-determination for the Tŝilhqot’in People.


“ltpgtA book that sings with the beauty of the spoken word as it conveys the life and death seriousness and courage of the Tsilhqotin people This splendid book belongs in every school library in Canada and on the bookshelves of anyone interested in the Truth and Reconciliation process Highly recommended Tom Sandborn the ltemgtVancouver Sunltemgtltpgt”

“ltpgta valuable contribution to decolonizing and resurgence scholarship ltemgtBC Studiesltemgtltpgt”


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512 Pages
241mm * 241.00mm * 9.5in * 165.00mm * 165mm * 6.5in * 32mm1.25in


October 31, 2023





Book Subjects:

HISTORY / Indigenous / General

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