Dreamers and Dissidents is a series of personal stories told by nine individuals who have all moved and lived in the Kootenays over the generations. From war resisters to residential school survivors, hopeful immigrants to pioneering women, Dreamers and Dissidents explores why certain people are drawn to BC’s rugged interior. Through family albums, archival photos and intimate interviews, we learn how Nelson – and the broader Kootenay region – came to be known for its resilient spirit.