Colin Samson is professor of sociology and director of the BA Liberal Arts program at the University of Essex, UK. He has been working with the Innu of the Labrador-Quebec peninsula since 1994. His associations with these indigenous peoples led to coauthoring the human rights report Canada's Tibet: The Killing of the Innu, which won the Italian Pio Manzo Peace Prize in 2000. His book A Way of Life That Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu won the Pierre Savard Award given by the International Council for Canadian Studies in 2006. Since 2009, Samson has worked in creative partnerships with filmmaker Sarah Sandring, who produced the documentaries Nutshimit (2010), and Nutak (2013) for Nirgun Films.