Jules Boykoff examines the publicly-financed corporate franchise called the Olympics. Criticized for dozing native lands, doubling homelessness and militarizing public space, can the Olympics still pretend to preserve human dignity? As Shailagh Keaney reports from Onondaga, the Olympics is not just about sport; it is political, colonial and imperial. As Stella August and Phillipa Ryan note from the Vancouver Women’s Centre, the Olympics are another broken promise.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here