He Moved a Mountain

He Moved a Mountain:

The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga’a Land Claims Accord

by Joan Harper


  • May 2013
  • print ISBN 978-1-55380-227-3
  • ebook ISBN 978-1-55380-228-0
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  • PDF ISBN 978-1-55380-229-7
  • 6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, with 20 B&W photos, 202 pp
  • Biography

Frank Calder’s story is a fascinating read. He was Nisga’a, born in the wilderness of N.W. British Columbia, graduated from university, was an elected a member of BC’s Legislature for 26 years, and gained recognition for Aboriginal land title. His experience at residential school was positive and he believed all First Nation people should become self reliant. Shawn Atleo claimed, “The life of men like Calder should be studied by everyone.” Popular with book clubs.

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“The life of men like Calder should be studied by everyone.”—Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations