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June 2010

“As Ian Gill’s eloquent and deeply researched new book All That We Say is Ours makes clear, dignified Haida resistance has been a regular feature of the contact between the original inhabitants and outsiders.”

Vancouver Review, Jun 2, 2010
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November 2009

All That We Say Is Ours offers rare insights behind colourful cultural curtains hung at potlatches to display a chief's traditional land and resource ownership.”

Ottawa Citizen, Nov 28, 2009
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October 2009

“Whether it was Gill’s intention or not, All That We Say Is Ours helpfully undermines the simplistic and familiar version of these events, set within the thematic conventions of colonialism and resistance, with First Nations taking a stand against the dominant Euro-Canadian culture, and indigenous patriots rising up against the oppressive Canadian settler-state. Gill goes along with all that, but he also reveals a more important story of collaboration and cooperation among and between the Haida and their non-native allies. Indeed, it is a story in which the Haida came late to play the leading role, on their own islands.”

Georgia Straight, Oct 15, 2009
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October 2009

"With All That We Say is Ours, Ian Gill gives voice to the struggles of the Haida people and their fight for self-determination, while at the same time raising troubling questions about Canada's political will and values."

Globe and Mail, Oct 6, 2009
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October 2009

“This book makes compelling reading for any Canadian wishing to better understand First Nations and why they are willing to fight so hard for land that without which, as Guujaaw puts it, they would no longer exist.”

Canadian Geographic, Oct 1, 2009
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September 2009

“Ian Gill knows the Haida and their Queen Charlottes, out in the Pacific below the Alaskan Panhandle…the Vancouver ex-newspaperman makes a noble stab at telling the modern-day tale of the Haida and one of their more controversial activist figures in >em>All That We Say Is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation <em>.”

Toronto Star, Sep 11, 2009
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