This book brings alive the cultural and spiritual distinctiveness of the Gitskan and Wet'suwet'en peoples while serving as a stinging indictment of the western legal systems which deny rights, justice and dignity to native peoples. This is a rich and revelatory scrapbook of portraits sketches, court transcripts, newspaper reports and photographs. The book tells the wonderful and painful stories behind the courtroom drama while making it clear how important the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en's struggles for control of their land is for the world-wide movement for indigenous rights. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2016.
Book — 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Part 1 : Threats to the Xaxli'p survival territory
Part 2 : Negotiating land management according to Xaxli'p values
Part 3 : Xaxli'p Community Forest proposals
Part 4 : Xaxli'p reflections on negotiations
Part 5 : Government responses to the community forest
Part 6 : Building the Xaxli'p Community Forest
Conclusion : Learning from the Xaxli'p Community Forest
"This document was developed as a report to the Xaxli'p Community Forest. The work was also part of Sibyl Diver's doctoral dissertation research at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley. Xaxli'p Chief and Council granted permission for this research project in 2009."--Title page verso.