J. EDWARD CHAMBERLIN’S renowned book If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? Finding Common Ground was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize and for the Pearson Writers’ Trust Award. He worked on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry; was Senior Research Associate with the Royal Commissionon Aboriginal Peoples; has worked extensively on Aboriginal land claims in Canada, the United States, South Africa and Australia; and has lectured widely on literary, historical and cultural issues. His other books include The Harrowing of Eden: White Attitudes Towards Native Americans;Come Back To Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies; and Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations. He is University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and lives with his wife, Lorna Goodison, in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.