Friday, 6th September, 2013
Kerry Coast is doing a reading & discussion of her new book "The Colonial Present: The Rule of Ignorance and the Role of Law in British Columbia" at Spartacus Books!
We need to consider what it is they are asking from indigenous peoples while they carry on "business as usual" – is the capitalist economy really more essential to the human condition than whole regions of distinct peoples?
The Colonial Present was endorsed by author Ward Churchill as "history as it should be."
The author is interested in chances to do some speaking, a little book reading, and engage in discussions about modern policies and practices to extinguish the indigenous in Canada 's western province – and what non-native citizens could be doing to turn that around.
Kerry Coast is a journalist, dramatist and activist from unceded indigenous territories on the Salish Coast and Interior, called British Columbia , Canada . She has performed with the Ucwalmicw Players over five seasons and also been active in the movement to protect wild salmon and indigenous rights to the fisheries.
Publisher of The St'at'imc Runner newspaper for five years and The BC Treaty Negotiating Times for three years, Coast has a thorough analysis of how indigenous peoples are still being faced with assimilation or criminalization in modern-day Canada. The majority of people, who are non-native, must be able to change their government's policies in this regard!
Coast is just returning from New York where she served for the third time as representative of the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
Spartacus Books is on the ground/street level. Both the outer door and the bathroom door are 800mm (31.49 inches) in width. In the gender neutral bathroom, there is one bar directly to the left of the toilet and one bar directly behind it. The inside of Spartacus is all one level except for a slight bump (about 1mm in height) close to the back.