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Paddling to Where I Stand

Agnes Alfred, Qwiqwasutinuxw Noblewoman

UBC Press

A first-hand account of the greatest period of change experienced by the Kwakwaka'wakw people since their first contact with Europeans.

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Selling British Columbia

Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970

UBC Press

An entertaining and illustrated account of the development of BC's tourist industry between 1890 and 1970, examining how BC’s history of colonialism was deftly marketed to potential tourists.

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Second Growth

Community Economic Development in Rural British Columbia

UBC Press

A look at historical and contemporary restructuring, linking development of rural communities with resource development and Aboriginal marginalization.

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Do Glaciers Listen?

Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination

UBC Press

Focusing on these contrasting views of glaciers between Aboriginal peoples and European visitors in northern Canada and Alaska, Julie Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes.

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Our Box Was Full

An Ethnography for the Delgamuukw Plaintiffs

UBC Press

Daly explores the central meaning of the notion of land in the determination of Aboriginal rights with particular reference to the landmark Delgamuukw case that occupied the British Columbia courts from 1987 to 1997.

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River of Memory

The Everlasting Columbia

UBC Press

River of Memory fosters connections between the river’s natural and human histories by encouraging readers to linger along the river’s shores and spend time reflecting on its dramatic mountain and plateau landscapes.

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Haida Gwaii

Human History and Environment from the Time of Loon to the Time of the Iron People

UBC Press

This book brings together the results of extensive and varied field research by both federal agencies and independent researchers, and carefully integrates them with earlier archaeological, ethnohistorical, and paleoenvironmental work in the region.

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Switchbacks

Art, Ownership, and Nuxalk National Identity

UBC Press

Switchbacks explores how the Nuxalk of Bella Coola, British Columbia, negotiate such complex questions as: Who owns culture? How should culture be transmitted to future generations? Where does selling and buying Nuxalk art fit into attempts to regain control of heritage?

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People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia

UBC Press

Contributors contemplate the evolution of child protection policy and practice in BC, addressing political influences on structural arrangements, cultural traditions of First Nations clients, and establishing community control over services.

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