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Fight or submit : standing tall in two worlds

Author: Ronald M Derrickson
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, [2020]
Series: desLibris., Books collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the opening to his memoir, Grand Chief Ron Derrickson says his "story is not a litany of complaints but a list of battles" that he has fought. And he promises he will not be overly pious in his telling of them. "As a businessman," he writes, "I like to give the straight goods." In Fight or Submit, Derrickson delivers on his promise and it turns out he has a hell of a story to tell. Born and raised in a tarpaper  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic books
Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Derrickson, Ronald M.
Fight or submit.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1143636961
Named Person: Ronald M Derrickson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald M Derrickson
ISBN: 9781773056135 1773056131 9781773056128 1773056123
OCLC Number: 1151609315
Description: 1 online resource (x, 268 pages).
Series Title: desLibris., Books collection.
Responsibility: Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson.

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"In the opening to his memoir, Grand Chief Ron Derrickson says his "story is not a litany of complaints but a list of battles" that he has fought. And he promises he will not be overly pious in his telling of them. "As a businessman," he writes, "I like to give the straight goods." In Fight or Submit, Derrickson delivers on his promise and it turns out he has a hell of a story to tell. Born and raised in a tarpaper shack, he went on to become one of the most successful Indigenous businessmen in Canada. As a political leader, he served as Chief of the Westbank First Nation for a dozen years and was made a Grand Chief by the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs. Along the way, he has been the target of a full Royal Commission and an assassination attempt by a hitman hired by local whites. As Chief, he increased his community's revenues by 3500% and led his people into a war in the forest over logging rights. In 2015, he became an award-winning author when Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, a book he co-authored with Arthur Manuel, won the Canadian History Association Literary Award. His second book co-authored with Manuel, Reconciliation Manifesto, won the B.C. Book Prize for non-fiction."--

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