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Breach of Trust: Indigenous Rights and the Future of the Site C Dam

November 5, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


You are invited to a thought provoking event with Amnesty International’s Craig Benjamin, Sara Mainville , partner at OKT and Sarah Cox, author of Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand Against Big Hydro 

Presented by:

Amnesty International Book Club and University of British Columbia Press

“Sarah Cox…. shows us how failing once again to commit to reconciliation is also inextricably tied up with disregard for the rights of non-Indigenous families and communities and the prospect of devastating environmental destruction.”

Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, from the foreword

“This is a necessary book, truly a parable for our time.”

John Vaillant, author of “The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness”

“Sarah Cox has written a great book. Not only does she provide searing insight into how Site C developed, she does so through the eyes of the people most affected by it…a must read.”

Marc Eliesen, former president and CEO of BC Hydro, former chair and CEO of Ontario Hydro, and former chair of Manitoba Hydro

“This wonderfully written book brings the story of the Site C Dam – the largest infrastructure project in British Columbia’s history – to life. This thoroughly researched, comprehensive, and astute analysis is a must-read for all British Columbians.”

Karen Bakker, professor, Canada Research Chair, and director, Program on Water Governance, UBC

“Sarah Cox has written a searing new book about the scandalous Site C Dam in British Columbia … [she] expertly provides the context to the Site C saga that allows readers to understand what has happened here. Few people, except those who stand to profit immensely, have ever been enthusiastic about this project.”

Michael Harris, iPolitics

“This long-overdue and excellent book illustrates how money and politics can override concerns about sustainability and the very real spiritual and emotional values that bind us to place. Read this book to understand why Indigenous people and farmers are fighting together to protect their place on the planet.”

David Suzuki, award-winning scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster


November 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Gwen Liu Meeting Room, Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada