This book covers the Treaties One through Seven negotiated between the Crown and Indigenous nations across the Great Plains. The author unpacks the common argument that the negotiations suffered from cultural misunderstandings between the treaty commissioners and Indigenous Chiefs, arguing instead that the Canadian government had a strategic plan to deceive over the “surrender clause” and land sharing. According to Sheldon Krasowski’s research, Canada understood that the Cree, Anishnabeg, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, Siksika, Piikani, Kainaa, Stoney and Tsuu T’ina nations wanted to share the land with newcomers—with conditions—but were misled over governance, reserved lands, and resource sharing. Exposing the government chicanery at the heart of the negotiations, No Surrender demonstrates that the land remains Indigenous.

No surrender: the land remains indigenous

Author: Krasowski, Sheldon

Year: 2019

Media Type: Book