One Dead Indian by Peter Edwards
The Premier, the Police, and the Ipperwash Crisis

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On September 4, 1995, several Stoney Point Natives entered Ipperwash Provincial Park, near Sarnia, Ontario, and began a peaceful protest aimed at reclaiming a traditional burial ground. Within seventy-two hours, one of those protestors, Anthony (Dudley) George, was dead, shot by an OPP officer.

In One Dead Indian, after covering the tragedy from the beginning, journalist Peter Edwards examines the circumstances surrounding George’s death and asks a number of tough questions, including: How much pressure did the Ontario government put on the OPP to get tough? As the official public inquiry attempt to shed light on what really happened, Peter Edwards’s investigation of this question brings the story right up to the present.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Peter Edwards

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Peter Edwards, a reporter for the Toronto Star, is the author of One Dead Indian and A Mother’s Story: The Fight to Free My Son David (with Joyce Milgaard), which was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award.Michel Auger is a reporter with Le Journal de Montréal. In 2000, he was shot in the back, probably by bikers, and wrote about it in The Biker Who Shot Me: Recollections of a Crime Reporter.
 
Published June 22, 2011 by McClelland & Stewart. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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