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Historian Bill Waiser returns for a captivating look at the On-to-Ottawa Trek, the resulting Regina Riot and a second, forgotten fatality.
Bill Waiser is one of Canada’s foremost historians. He has a degree in History from Trent University, and a Masters and Ph.D. in History from the University of Saskatchewan. Waiser was a history instructor at the U of S for over 30 years, eventually becoming the department head; he was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus after his retirement from the university. He has also worked as a Yukon Historian for Parks Canada. Now a full-time writer and public speaker, he has written 21 books, his most recent entitled “Cheated: The Laurier Liberals and the Theft of First Nations Reserve Land”. Waiser has been a recipient of several awards and honours, including the Order of Canada, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He has been a regular contributor to media including the Globe and Mail, the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and the Regina Leader-Post.