- Wednesday, October 26, 2–4 pm
- Mir Centre for Peace
The 20th-anniversary volume of The Geography of Memory: Reclaiming the Cultural, Natural and Spiritual History of the Snayackstx (Sinixt) First People—about the displacement of the Snayackstx (Sinixt) First People of British Columbia’s West Kootenay—includes the voices of many contemporary Sinixt people; new maps, illustrations and photographs; details about the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision, R. v. Desautel; and Sinixt participation in efforts to re-introduce ocean salmon to the upper Columbia River region.
The book charts a hopeful, positive path as the formerly "extinct" tribe reclaims its cultural, natural and spiritual history in Canada. In characteristically gracious prose, author Pearkes identifies the enduring human qualities of persistence, healing and renewal, with a book that carves a path of truth across the region's complex, transboundary landscape.