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The Social Life of Standards

Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement

UBC Press

The Social Life of Standards reveals how political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, applied, subverted, contested, and reassembled as local communities interact with standards created by external forces.

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Writing the Hamat'sa

Ethnography, Colonialism, and the Cannibal Dance

UBC Press

Writing the Hamat̓sa critically surveys four centuries of archival, published, and oral sources to trace the attempted prohibition, intercultural mediation, and ultimate survival of one of Canada’s most iconic Indigenous ceremonies.

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Lookout Cave

The Archaeology of Perishable Remains on the Northern Plains

By John H. Brumley; Photographs by James Marshall
Athabasca University Press

This fully illustrated volume sheds new light on Plains culture and the centuries old use of the well-hidden space at Lookout Cave.

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Cataloguing Culture

Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation

UBC Press

In examining how the technologies of museum bureaucracy – the ledger book, the card catalogue, the database – operate through a colonial lens, Cataloguing Culture shines a light on access to and the return of Indigenous cultural heritage.

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Bois-Brûlés

The Untold Story of the Métis of Western Québec

UBC Press

Bois-Brûlés shatters the prevailing orthodoxy that Métis communities are found solely in western Canada by demonstrating that a distinct community emerged in the fur trade frontier of Quebec in the early nineteenth century and persists to this day.

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Caring for Eeyou Istchee

Protected Area Creation on Wemindji Cree Territory

UBC Press

In Caring for Eeyou Istchee, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners reveal how protected area creation presents a powerful vehicle for Indigenous stewardship, biological conservation, and cultural heritage protection.

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Transcontinental Dialogues

Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Mexico, and Australia

The University of Arizona Press
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Challenging Colonial Narratives

Nineteenth-Century Great Lakes Archaeology

The University of Arizona Press

Challenging Colonial Narratives pushes postcolonial thinking in archaeology in socially and politically meaningful directions.

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As I Remember It

Teachings (Ɂəms tɑɁɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder

UBC Press

Meet Elder Elsie Paul and discover her stories, family history, and teachings – ʔəms tɑʔɑw – in a multimedia, online book that captures the wit and wisdom of her storytelling.

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Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry

UBC Press

Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities’ values.

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