The Terms of Our Surrender

Colonialism, Dispossession and the Resistance of the Innu

by Elizabeth Cassell

Canada is seen as a liberal democracy and staunch upholder of human rights across the world. Yet the domestic scene is different when it comes to indigenous peoples. Based on extensive fieldwork and oral history, The Terms of Our Surrender is a powerful critical appraisal of unceded indigenous land ownership in eastern Canada. It offers a voice to the Innu people, and bridges the gap in knowledge between legal practitioners and those working at the intersections of human rights, social work and public policy. It shows how the law might be used to fight back against the indignities suffered by all indigenous peoples.

Background image: Flag of Innu Nation of Quebec and Labrador, Wikipedia, CC0