24 min

Sinixt Nation: A Story of Extinction and Baskets Investigates

    • Society & Culture

Marilyn James has fought for recognition for her people for three decades, facing opposition every step of the way.
The feds consider her people extinct. BC courts ruled she has no standing. And now her cousins south of the border have a supreme court victory granting hunting rights. Members have frozen her out. Denouncing her claims as false.
Her story is one of genocide, identity and baskets.

Marilyn James has fought for recognition for her people for three decades, facing opposition every step of the way.
The feds consider her people extinct. BC courts ruled she has no standing. And now her cousins south of the border have a supreme court victory granting hunting rights. Members have frozen her out. Denouncing her claims as false.
Her story is one of genocide, identity and baskets.

24 min

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