Portrait of a People

Portrait of a People explores the history, culture and laws of an indigenous people whose traditional territory lies astride one of the largest hydroelectric energy stores in the world. The story follows students and Elders as they breathe new life into Pimicikamak governance. Beset by 140 years of genocide, they focus on survival. Seeking to “heal the land, heal the people, heal the nation” they find hope in new relationships. 

"The book begins with genocide. It ends with hope. Maybe I will see the beginning of real reconciliation in my lifetime. It was an emotional moment to read that last page."
-Paul Barnsley, APTN Executive Producer


How far has science taken us? How much further might it go? In This Changes Everything author and scientist Colin Gillespie suggests that the scientific revolution has barely gotten off the ground. Gillespie is quick to acknowledge and celebrate the victories (notably of general relativity and quantum mechanics) but in this provocative essay he looks at what holds us back from reaching even greater accomplishments and comes up with a startling conclusion. [learn more]

Time One tackles mankind’s most baffling question: What happened at the instant when the universe began? Gillespie, a much-published physicist, biologist, lawyer and author, says that humankind now has the clues to solve this problem. Time One delivers what Einstein’s co-author Leopold Infeld called the greatest pleasure: Understanding. [learn more]

“Colin Gillespie has given people interested in physics and cosmology much to think about.”
- Dr. David Miller, Space Physicist at California Institute of Technology 


Time One author Colin Gillespie helps you understand the physics of your world. 

One of the resounding themes behind Colin Gillespie’s Time One: Discover How the Universe Began is the notion of keeping things simple. It’s not that the average person doesn’t like physics or math; it’s that they don’t understand it. There is no lack of curiosity in our world, but what we do lack is a common, simple language of understanding. Gillespie’s weekly posts cut out the jargon to show readers that they are capable of understanding. Everyone is able to develop new ideas and maybe, just maybe, come up with a simple answer for it all.

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