Bev Sellars

British Columbia

Bev Sellars was first elected chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia, in 1987. She has spoken out on behalf of her community on racism and residential schools and on the environmental and social threats of mineral resource exploitation in her region. Sellars’ first book, They Called Me Number One, spent 40 weeks on the B.C. Bestsellers list in 2013 and 2014. Her new book, Price Paid, “is a candidly told personal take on the history of Aboriginal rights in Canada and Canadian history told from a First Nations point of view.”

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