Me7 wíktlmen: Neskie Manuel

It is with sadness that we write about the loss of Neskie Manuel, the author of the chapter “Secwepemc Radio: Reclamation of Our Common Property” in Islands of Resistance. Neskie went missing on May 8th from a family camping trip and his remains were found 53 days later on the shores of the South Thompson River.

Neskie was involved in radio and other techno projects and was passionate about the preservation of his community’s language. When we first read Neskie’s contribution, we were struck by the phrase “We are not pirates, we are Secwepemc.”

We are honoured to have his words immortalized in Islands of Resistance and send our deepest condolences to his family, his community, and to all those who knew him or were inspired by his work.

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Islands of Resistance wins Monday Magazine M Award

Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radion In Canada, the first book about pirate radio in Canada, won a 2010 Monday Magazine M Award for best local non-fiction. The M Awards recognize Victoria’s visual, literary and performing artists and are now in their ninth year.

What Monday Magazine had to say about the win:

“While there were a lot of close races in the M Awards this year, this was one of the few where the winner was clear right out of the starting gate. It seems this book documenting the history of pirate radio in the Great White North really captured the attention of M Awards voters this year —and, given that it’s the first book to do so, we’d say it’s deserving of the support.”

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