Northern Canadian Studies
The James Bay Cree and Their Land
The James Bay Cree lived in relative isolation until 1970, when Northern Quebec was swept up in the political and cultural changes of the Quiet Revolution. Home Is the Hunter presents the historical, environmental, and cultural context from which this recent story grows.
Rethinking Political Culture
Original and provocative, Nunavut explores political attitudes, behaviour, and institutions in Nunavut before, during, and after the creation of the new territory, challenging our understandings of how political cultures are generated and sustained.
Game Management and Inuit Rights, 1900-70
Examines Inuit relations with the Canadian state, with a particular focus on regulating Inuit based on government animal counting methods, and the emerging regime of government intervention.
Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories
Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists, arguing that game regulations and national parks helped assert state authority over traditional hunting cultures.
Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination
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.
Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45
Illustrated throughout with archival photographs, this book examines the photographic and film practice of the Canadian government, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Hudson’s Bay Company, the three major colonial institutions involved in the arctic and sub-arctic.
The result of a decade-long project, this lavishly illustrated book presents a wealth of information on bird distribution, migration and breeding chronology, habitat use, and on conservation concerns in the Yukon.
Experience, Knowledge, and Power among the Dene Tha
Drawing on twelve years of fieldwork at Chateh, Jean-Guy Goulet delineates the interconnections between the strands of meaning and experience with which the Dene Tha constitute and creatively engage their world.
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